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VR-PAIN Project

VR-PAIN Project

Erasmus+ Grant Awarded for Pain Science Education

Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 220 2022-20242022-1-IE02-KA220-HED-000087620

The Erasmus+  funded Technology in Undergraduate Physiotherapy education (VR-PAIN) is a 2 year project that will enhance clinical reasoning in pain science in Physiotherapy programmes.

The VR PAIN project will use international best practice guidelines for pain assessment and management (European Pain Federation EFIC Pain Physiotherapy curriculum) to develop standardised tools to map how and when clinical reasoning in pain science is incorporated and developed in curricula.

Producing a peer reviewed publication on this topic will allow physiotherapy programmes across Europe and beyond review and identify deficits in their programmes that can be addressed through the use of the VR PAIN tools.

The production of virtual reality clinical reasoning cases that are clinically sound, and have been developed by experts to international best practice and independently reviewed will facilitate the sharing of best practices for all physiotherapy programmes. Students can use the developed cases independently, practising their skills and receiving feedback safely and in their own time, or they can be incorporated into structured learning in universities and clinical placement sites.

Project Partners: University College Dublin , Ireland (B. Fullen, E. Mangina, S. McMahon), University College Cork, Ireland (J. McVeigh), Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht, The Netherlands (H. Wittink), and QUANTA & QUALIA, Greece (V. Ouranis, G Agriopoulos).

Centre for Translational Pain Research

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | E: ctpr@ucd.ie