The Physiological and Anatomical Basis of Pain

The micro skills course will take you along the journey of pain, from the periphery along the trigeminal nerve to the brain centrally.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the process through which pain is transmitted
  3. Explain the role of the trigeminal nerve in pain transmission
  4. Describe the different nuclei in the brainstem and their involvement in pain transmission
  5. Describe the gross anatomy and branches of the trigeminal nerve and its involvement in the transmission of pain from the periphery to the brain

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.