Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Chronic Pain Management (15 credits)

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Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy     Degree: Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Mgmt

Program Requirements

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Required Courses (12 credits)

  • POTH 663 Pain Assessment in Clinical Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Introduction to definitions, models and concepts of pain management and their relationship to professional practice, including frameworks for mechanisms, assessment and management of pain and the evaluation of current research practice in pain management.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Lesley Norris, Mark Ware (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Undergraduate Degree in health profession or permission of instructor

    • An online course that is offered to health care practitioners.

    • Note that a fee of $262.94 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.

  • POTH 664 Neuroscience and Behavioural Perspectives of Pain (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Basic neuroscience of pain and the interrelationship between psychological, physiological and environmental processes in pain, linking the anatomy and physiology to the psychological processes in the perception and expression of pain.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Lesley Norris (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Undergraduate Degree in Health Profession or permission of instructor.

    • An online course that is offered to health care practitioners.

    • Note that a fee of $262.94 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course

  • POTH 665 Interdisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Introduction to the principles of pain assessment, treatment and management,including the scientific basis for assessment, diagnosis and treatment, exploring pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the role of rehabilitation in pain management and other interventions.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kimberley Smalridge (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 663 and POTH 664 or permission of the instructor.

    • An online course that is offered to health care practitioners.

    • Note that a fee of $262.94 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.

  • POTH 666 Common Clinical Pain Syndromes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Introduction to a range of pain conditions seen in the clinic.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kimberley Smalridge (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 663 or permission of instructor

    • An online course that is offered to health care practitioners. During the semester, the students will have to spend an intensive two-day period on campus (6-hour lecture per day).

    • Note that a fee of $262.94 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

One of:

  • POTH 603 Directed Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A tutorial with directed practical experience in a clinical setting related to the student's clinical specialization, including curriculum development, and emphasizing current thought in rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Isabelle Gelinas, Melissa Park (Fall) Isabelle Gelinas, Laurie M Snider (Winter) Isabelle Gelinas (Summer)

  • POTH 618 Topics in Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : This is a directed reading course on a topic in rehabilitation science. The student will acquire extensive knowledge in the topic of interest and understand the strengths and limitations of the current body of work in the area.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Isabelle Gelinas (Fall) Isabelle Gelinas, Noemi Dahan Oliel, Laurie M Snider (Winter)

or another 500-level or higher course (online or not) from a different university, as approved by the Graduate Certificate Program Chair.

NOTE: POTH 603 and POTH 618 are not online courses. They are directed tutorial courses that need pre-approval from the Graduate Certificate Program Chair. Students are encouraged to plan such courses with the instructor at least one semester before intended enrolment. For a complementary course at a different university, consult university regulation and resources for further information on transfer credits prior to enrolment.

School of Physical & Occupational Therapy—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)