The aim of this program is to provide advanced education in collaborative pain management for healthcare professionals and provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary groups to address the multi-dimensional nature of pain.
The certificate is made up of three courses. Each course runs over a 13 week period and are 3-credit graduate level which consists of 39 hours of instruction time per course.
The course director is Dr. Judith Hunter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and University of Toronto, and a member of the UT Centre for the study of Pain (recent recipient of the 2013 award for Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education from the Canadian Pain Society). Course contributors, representative of a variety of health related disciplines and include leaders in pain research, management and education from across Canada and beyond.
The three courses are offered in an online format in order to provide this learning opportunity to clinicians practicing in rural and urban settings.
The first course (series of three) begins September 2013.
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