We know you might not have time to for a full-time degree, so we've created a system of flexible CPD learning pathways in musculoskeletal assessment, practice and sonography.
The structure, mode of delivery and level of support you receive on our CPD pathways ensures that you acquire attributes and skills which enhance your professional practice.
We offer two pathways available at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level; Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging (see individual course pages for accreditation information), and Advanced musculoskeletal assessment and practice. We also offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced musculoskeletal assessment and practice - Hand therapy.
In addition our range of CPD modules can be taken as single courses.
You can view our online module calendar to find all dates relating to courses starting from October 2020. Alternatively if you are interested in modules that start from October 2021 you can download our 2021-2022 CPD module calendar (.docx).
For accreditation information about our musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging courses please see the course pages listed below.
Part of this pathway will include a mentorship with a clinical supervisor.
This pathway supports clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds to access musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
Students engage with the technical considerations that underpin this imaging modality prior to musculoskeletal scanning protocols. This face to face teaching occurs at weekends at the Colchester campus. Students need a mentor to complete the clinical learning components of this pathway.
The pathway includes optional modules covering ultrasound guided injections or service evaluation.
We offer three qualifications in this pathway, depending on the total number of "credits" you undertake:
This pathway enables clinicians in the musculoskeletal field to advance their practice. All students will engage in material related to clinical decision making and there are options available to advance clinical skills including injection therapy and independent prescribing.
There is flexibility within this pathway for students to direct their learning to topics of personal interest.
You can finish this pathway with one of three qualifications, depending on how many credits you complete:
For accreditation information please see the course page listed below.
This Postgraduate Certificate has been designed for clinicians who have specialised in hand therapy, (for instance physiotherapists or occupational therapists). It enables them to advance their practice, extend their clinical skills and explore service delivery issues within the field of hand therapy.
We currently offer one qualification for Hand Therapy:
I started my first module with the view of just finishing there, but the enthusiasm and quality of teaching left me wanting to do more. I've now just finished my MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy Practice and I know I wouldn't have been able to without such a supportive inspirational university to help me get there.
The musculoskeletal ultrasound training I received at Essex has been first class, which is due to the professional staff teaching on the course. They are approachable, knowledgeable and are willing to share their own clinical experiences.