Curriculum

Core Courses

  • PREP 230     Neuroanatomy, Neurochemistry and Pharmacology of Pain
  • PREP 232     Ethical and Sociocultural Aspects of Pain
  • PREP 233     Palliative Care and End of Life Issues
  • PREP 234     Introduction to Clinical Pain Problems
  • PREP 235     Public Policy, Legislative and Forensic Issues
  • PREP 236     Principles of Change and Education Applied to Pain Management
  • PREP 238     Evaluation and Treatment of Pain: Psychological Approaches
  • PREP 240     Complementary and Integrative Medicine
  • PREP 251     Capstone Project I: Planning
  • PREP 252     Capstone Project II: Implementation
  • HCOM 502    Epidemiology/Biostatistics: Reading Medical Literature
  • HCOM 504    Introduction to Medicine*

*Required for students without healthcare background. Exemption form must be on file with Registrar's Office if student exempt from course.

Elective Courses

Students choose from among the following for two elective course credits.

  • PREP 231     Pharmacoeconomics
  • PREP 241     Medical Acupuncture
  • PREP 243     Clinical Perspectives in Pain Management
  • PREP 244     Interprofessional Team Management of Pain
  • PREP 245     Controlled Substances and their Alternatives for Pain: Inter-Professional Context and
                          Controversies
  • PREP 246     Public Health Applications of Mindfulness to Pain and Chronic Illness
  • PREP 247     Design and Appraisal of Analgesic Trials
  • PH 215          Public Health and Health Care: Politics, Policies and Programs
  • PH 222          Survey Research and Data Management
  • PH 542          Race, Culture and Ethnicity
  • HCOM 506    Online Consumer Health
  • HCOM 510    Patient Provider Interaction
  • HCOM 515    Mobile Health Design
  • HCOM 522    Health Behavior and Health Communication
  • HCOM 544    Professional Communication
  • NUTR  220    Introduction to Writing About Nutrition and Health
  • CRES   545    Psychometrics and Outcomes Measurement 

Example Course Order

Courses can be arranged and taken in other combinations. This 8.5-credit example may be modified by adding/removing electives to be either full-time (> 3 credits a semester) or part-time (≤ 2 credits a semester). [Less than half-time is defined as < 1.5 credits a semester.] 

Year 1

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Summer

Fall

Spring

Summer

PREP 230 Blended Neuroanatomy, Neurochemistry & Pharmacology of Pain  1 credit

*HCOM 504 Introduction to Medicine  1 credit

HCOM 502 Epidemiology-Biostatistics: Reading & Interpreting the Medical Literature  1 credit

PREP 234 Blended Clinical Pain Problems   1 credit

PREP 240 Blended Complementary & Integrative Medicine 0.5 credits

PREP 233 Blended Palliative Care & End-of-Life Issues  1 credit

PREP 235 Public Policy,  Legislative, & Forensic Issues   1 credit

PREP 251 Capstone Project Planning 0.5 credits

 

PREP 236 Principles of Change & Education  0.5 credits

PREP 238 Evaluation & Treatment of Pain: Psychological Approached 0.5 credits

PREP 252 Capstone Project Implementation  0.5  credits

PREP 232 Blended Ethical & Sociocultural Aspects of Pain 1 credit