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Chronic Pain: clinical approach of the main conditions according to the ICD-11

Chronic pain affects a relevant proportion of people around the world. In Portugal, it is estimated to affect approximately one third of the population.

Due to its relevance, chronic pain is presented for the first time systematized in the latest version (11th) of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). It is hoped that this classification will strengthen the representation of chronic pain in clinical practice and research.

The diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with chronic pain are essential to minimize the high impact on patients, families and society. However, the clinical management of patients with chronic pain is quite complex and requires adequate training directed to clinical practice.

Thus, with the aim of providing adequate and up-to-date training for the clinical approach of patients with chronic pain, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) provides a training unit in this area of ​​knowledge.

Job Opportunities

- Recognition of the main syndromes that affect patients with chronic pain.

- Optimize the clinical approach for patients with chronic pain.

- Evolve in the realization of specific clinical history and physical examination directed to the patient with chronic pain.

- Ability to make differential diagnoses for patients with chronic pain.

- Acquisition and updating of knowledge about the best therapeutic options in a given clinical setting in the context of chronic pain.

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Faculty of Medicine
Type of Course
Continuing Training Unit
108 Hours / 4.0 ECTS

All the information presented relates to 2023/2024