PAIN ASSESSMENT AND
INTERVENTION FROM A
PERSPECTIVE ONLINE COURSE
This 45 hour CE credit home study course presented by Richard A.
Sherman, Ph.D. is divided into 25 units. Each unit consists of a
recorded audiovisual lecture, one of more chapters of reading in the
texts, review questions to be answered, and a real time recitation
with me. The lecture portion of the course is presented through a
series of audiovisual lectures profusely illustrated by power-point
slides. There isn't enough lecture time to cover all of the practices
- especially those related to pharmacology - so the course readings
will be very important. Participants that sign up for the course, will
receive two CDs via mail that contain the audiovisual lectures,
background materials, and a copy of the slide set upon which the
lectures are based for notes during attendance at the lecture
recordings. After each lecture, participants are required to answer a
brief series of essay questions about each topic covered during the
lecture, e-mail their answers to Dr. Sherman, and then speak with him
by phone about each topic. These conversations give participants an
opportunity to ask questions and for Dr. Sherman to fill in gray areas
and provide additional information on topics of special interest.
Learning objectives: This course is intended to provide a basic
understanding of the physiology, biochemistry, and psychology
underlying pain mechanisms. Provide sufficient knowledge about how
pain mechanisms work to apply the knowledge to their evaluative and
therapeutic interventions. Give detailed information about several
pain syndromes (including headache, RSD, low back pain, and phantom
limb pain) to be abreast of current knowledge and be aware that
similar depths of knowledge exist for most pain syndromes and must be
searched out before attempting to evaluate or treat people with the
problem. Summarize the strengths and weaknesses of evidence supporting
the efficacy of self-regulatory interventions for prevention and
reduction of various pain problems. Provide extensive examples of how
to perform evaluations and non-pharmacological interventions.
Format: Course Concept and Objectives: Students learn by watching
audiovisual lectures provided on CDs, reading assignments both from
materials provided on the CD and standard texts, and interacting with
their instructor via e-mail. They answer short essay questions after
each lecture rather than taking exams. Previous students have found
that this course takes between 45 and 95 hours of work to perform.
Note: BFE discount codes, or affiliate discount codes, cannot be applied to the purchase of this course.