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Pain Rehabilitation Management, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 days
Utrecht, Netherlands
The purpose of the Pain Rehabilitation Management course offered by Utrecht Summer School is to provide participants with knowledge and skills and a deeper understanding of the biopsychosocial model, diagnostics and treatment of persistent pain.


Healthcare professionals in rehabilitation are involved with clients with persistent pain. The Pain Rehabilitation Management course delivered by Utrecht Summer School will offer you fundamental knowledge and skills that are required to function in pain rehabilitation. 

The programme

You will prepare a clinical case or problem around persistent pain for the practical course. In the morning we will focus on theory. In the afternoon we will transfer this theory into practice, where your clinical case will be in the lead.

The educational staff will consist of experienced healthcare providers in the field of chronic pain management, as well as scientists in the field of pain rehabilitation. At the end of the course you will have several ideas to solve your clinical problem. The final exam consists of two parts: a presentation and a written assignment. Each student will present their clinical case and its treatment plan as a form of peer assessment. The written assigment needs to be built around your findings and plans for the future and the learning process.

We hope to inspire, encourage and teach you to understand and work with this complex range of clients. We expect that both you and your future clients will benefit from everything you have learned during this program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 days
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic biopsychological mechanisms of acute and chronic pain
  • Neurophysiology
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Education
  • Behavioral change and many more aspects.
  • Theory and practice by case based learning
  • Assessing and measuring biopsychological factors that contribute to pain-related disability
  • Pain education 
  • Various cognitive behavioral approaches
  • Student can apply pain education and has awareness of nocebo's. 
  • Student has awareness of different orientations (e.g. biopsychosocial, biomedical and psychological) and the effect on treatment decisions around persistent pain.
  • Student can provide arguments for clinical reasoning and decision making during treatment process.
  • Student can take pharmacological aspects into account during clinical reasoning.


Students (2nd year and higher) and recent graduaties in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, kinetics therapy and medical students interested in persistent pain.


Else Scheffer, MSc 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  •  Motivation Letter
  •  Transcript of Grades

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
  • EU/EEA

    725 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Course fee € 725.00
  • Housing fee € 350.00
HU students pay only € 100 euro as course fee

Living costs for Utrecht

  • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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