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Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment and Practice options

Year 1, Component 01

Option(s) from list
SE713-7-SP
Understanding and Managing Complex Musculoskeletal Conditions
(15 CREDITS)

This module is designed for experienced health professionals within the field of musculoskeletal health care. It aims to explore the value and relationship between each component of a complex patient assessment and how appropriate timing and choices are made regarding assessment tools and treatment pathways utilised. Key topics include Complexity, the Biopsychosocial Model, Working and Communicating with others, Benefits and Limitations of Diagnostic Tests and Extended Scope/Professional Boundaries.

SE714-7-AP
Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy
(15 CREDITS)

This module aims to enable you, as an experienced practitioner in the field of musculoskeletal practice (general practitioner, physiotherapist, occupational therapist e.g. hand therapist or nurse, e.g. in rheumatology), to extend your scope of practice to include the use of palpation guided injection therapy. Injections of common peripheral musculoskeletal pathologies are covered including pharmacology principles related to corticosteroids and local anaesthetics, professional issues and prescribing frameworks.

SE714-7-SU
Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy
(15 CREDITS)

This module aims to enable you, as an experienced practitioner in the field of musculoskeletal practice (general practitioner, physiotherapist, occupational therapist e.g. hand therapist or nurse, e.g. in rheumatology), to extend your scope of practice to include the use of palpation guided injection therapy. Injections of common peripheral musculoskeletal pathologies are covered including pharmacology principles related to corticosteroids and local anaesthetics, professional issues and prescribing frameworks.

SE717-7-PS
Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment
(15 CREDITS)

This module is recommended for you if you are an experienced musculoskeletal clinician, e.g. physiotherapist, occupational therapist, nurse or general practitioner and are keen to expand your understanding of assessment tool. Components of the musculoskeletal assessment are evaluated in this module including the role of questions used, clinical examination techniques, imaging modalities and other investigations. This module is designed to enable you to undertake an advanced clinical assessment they may incorporate the use of diagnostic tools such as radiographic imaging and laboratory investigations.

SE761-7-AP
First Contact Musculoskeletal Practice
(30 CREDITS)

This module will explore the key skills required to achieve competence as a First Contact Musculoskeletal Practitioner. It is suitable for clinicians already working in First Contact Practitioner (FCP) roles within primary care or for those working towards a future FCP role.

SE761-7-PS
First Contact Musculoskeletal Practice
(30 CREDITS)

This module will explore the key skills required to achieve competence as a First Contact Musculoskeletal Practitioner. It is suitable for clinicians already working in First Contact Practitioner (FCP) roles within primary care or for those working towards a future FCP role.

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