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; "Advanced musculoskeletal assessment and practice", and "Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging". Both are available at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level.
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:
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 Southend campus. Students need a mentor to complete the clinical learning components of the PGCert.
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:
Our PG Certificate, PG Diploma, and MSc are accredited by Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).
Find out more about individual modules that make up our CPD courses.
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.