Pain education in physical therapy training
Assessment of pain in marginalized populations: patient (expert) perspectives
Automated item generation using cognitive models
I currently teach the Musculoskeletal II (Assessment and Treatment of the spine) and Advanced Clinical Topics (including Chronic Pain) in the MScPT program. I also co-teach Foundations of Physical Therapy, offer a 1 credit chronic pain elective and work 2 half days in the Department of Physical Therapy student clinic.
I have a strong interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Projects have included Automated Item Generation and Test Assembly using Cognitive Models, Developing a Model of Work Readiness in Rehabilitation, and Evaluating the Reliability of Practical Examinations.
Students can register in these for credit towards the MScPT requirement of 3 credits in elective coursework. A variety of topic areas may be offered. Note: Course title is variable; course may be repeated.Summer Term 2022
Study of the theory, evidence and application of physical therapy in complex conditions and advanced topics in primary care, disability management, and occupational rehabilitation. This course will build on the content of PTHER 577 and will focus on clinical reasoning in more complex conditions and cases. Prerequisite: PTHER 546, 548, 549, and 565.Summer Term 2022 Summer Term 2022