Table 1

Symptom control and complication care: learning outcomes of module 18

Syllabus itemsKnowledgeSkillsAttitude
Pain managementDiscuss indications and timing for specific managementConduct physical examination and interpret findingsAccepts the importance of multimodal pain management
Recall medications, mode of action, dosing, recommended and non-recommended combinations, side-effects and their managementManage pain of diverse aetiology (e.g. neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome)
Discuss principles of palliative radiotherapyTreat acute as well chronic pain
Describe interventional pain management techniques (intrathecal, epidural administration, nerve blocks)Select opioids and manage opioid toxicity
Discuss ablative techniques (radiofrequency, cryoablation)Provide end-of-life care related to pain management
Compare surgical procedures
Explain biphosphonates
Discuss and list psychosomatic symptoms
Discuss psychological aspects and approaches to pain management in cancer patients