Course Details

Course Goal:

The goal of this online course is to provide a forum for skill development for assessment and management of complex pain and/or substance use disorder. Strategies and information will be provided to increase the capacity of health care providers to develop new inter-professional linkages and deliver care in their home communities.

Target Audience:

Healthcare providers, including family physicians, physician specialists, medical residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, dentists and social workers.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the learner will:

  1. Better assess and employ the role of various disciplines, series and non-pharmacological therapies for successful, patient-focused, implementation.    
  2. Explore opportunities for inter-professional collaboration in education and community practice.
  3. Describe the complexities of managing opioid addiction in the context of chronic pain.   
  4. Describe the use of non-pharmaceutical options for management of pain.    
  5. Determine treatments for alcohol use disorder.    
  6. Describe boundaries for working with patients experiencing addiction.    
  7. Describe recommendations for pain management in older adults.    
  8. Explain the evidence for the use of cannabis in pain management.    
  9. Explain the importance of culture in addiction management.

Course is open with continuous intake.

Registration fees: $50 + GST

Course Poster

For specific questions about the course please contact:
Daniel Mittelholtz - Course Facilitator
Continuing Medical Education
College of Medicine
(306) 966-7791