Judith Hunter

Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Strategic Initiatives

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Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Strategic Initiatives
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hunter3@ualberta.ca

Courses

REHAB 535 - Multidimensional Nature of Pain

Pain is a major factor impacting quality of life and will continue to become more so as the average lifespan increases. Understanding the multi-dimensional nature of pain and its broad impact is critical to applying best practice in its assessment and treatment. This course will explore the neuroscience and physiology of various pain conditions, with application assessment and management principles. A range of theoretical perspectives underlying the individual's experience of pain across the continuum from acute to complex/chronic will be presented. The need for interprofessional collaboration for pain management will be introduced. This course is a prerequisite for REHAB 536 and REHAB 537.

Fall Term 2021
REHAB 536 - Pain Assessment and Management

This course will explore how pain is assessed, quantified, and communicated, in addition to how the individual, the health system and society affect these activities. Building on foundations developed in Rehab 535, this course will present models of and approaches to assessment of and treatment for common pain conditions across the lifespan, with an emphasis on complex/chronic pain. Rationale for pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions will be reviewed in the context of assessment and outcome assessment. Participants will discuss best practice roles and evidence-based roles and interventions for each of the health professionals involved in the collaborative interprofessional assessment and management of chronic pain. Prerequisite: REHAB 535.

Fall Term 2021

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