Judith Hunter

ATS Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Strategic Initiatives
Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Strategic Initiatives

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

Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Strategic Initiatives
Email
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.

Winter Term 2021
REHAB 536 - Assessment and Management of Pain

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 2020
REHAB 537 - Integrating and Implementing Pain Management Models

This course will provide an opportunity for students to integrate and apply information presented in REHAB 535 and 536 using standardized assignments with real and/or simulated patients as a base from which to develop an evidence-based, collaborative, interprofessional, assessment and treatment program of chronic pain and disability. Pre-requisite: REHAB 535, 536.

Fall Term 2020

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