This module is recommended for you if you are an experienced physiotherapist, nurse, or general practitioner working in the area of musculoskeletal medicine and are keen to expand your knowledge and skills in order to manage patients with a range of musculoskeletal conditions beyond your normal scope of practice.
It is designed to enable you to undertake an advanced assessment including the use of additional diagnostic tools such as radiographic imaging and laboratory investigations as part of your expanded musculoskeletal practice.
The module is delivered over three full day sessions. You are expected to attend all study days and are also required to attend a practical exam/viva.
By the end of this module you would be expected to be able to:
- demonstrate a skilled examination of the musculoskeletal system
- critically evaluate the use of additional diagnostic tools within the assessment of patients with musculoskeletal pathologies
- critically evaluate and use the available evidence base in relation to decision making within musculoskeletal assessment