Clearing 2021
Continuing Professional Development

Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy


The details
Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy
15 credits
Level 7
09 October 2021
Colchester Campus

This module aims to enable you, as an experienced practitioner in the field of musculoskeletal practice (general practitioner, physiotherapist and nurse), to extend your scope of practice to include the use of injection therapy. This module is designed to enable you to use injection therapy as part of your expanded musculoskeletal practice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you are expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of general musculoskeletal anatomy
  • demonstrate advance soft tissue assessment and diagnostic skills
  • be able to clinically reason and evaluate the need for intervention with injection therapy
  • understand and discuss the contraindications for injections
  • understand and discuss safety techniques involve in injection administration
  • be able to carry out safely injection and aspiration procedures in joints and soft tissues

Our expert staff

  • Lead tutor: Billy Fashanu, consultant physiotherapist
  • Other tutors include a consultant rheumatologist and other injecting practitioners

Entry Requirements

- a relevant first degree; or - relevant professional experience or qualifications that demonstrates ability to study at M level - a minimum of three years post-registration experience - current registration with the relevant UK or equivalent professional body: HCPC or equivalent registration, e.g. in case of doctors (GMC) and nurses (NMC) - current professional practice within an environment where musculoskeletal injection could be used - have an approved supervisor which should include a doctor and/or a qualified injection therapist/practitioner


Module Outline

Teaching and learning disclaimer

Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.

This module is supported by a dedicated, regularly updated, student-centred website (using Moodle) offering online assessment (mock and real) news, online case studies, resources, web links, tutor access, online help (24/7), course information and other relevant material.

You are expected to have an identified mentor in your workplace that is able to support you with the development of the skills required for the soft tissue and joint injection therapy module.

Assessment strategy

Summative assessment consists of three components:

  • record of ten musculoskeletal cases injected under supervision. There is no weighting for this component, but it must be passed
  • evidence of reflective practice and clinical reasoning in logbook format (this is intended to reflect your experience and should document key issues that have been considered whilst developing injection therapy skills) – weighting: 60 per cent
  • one case study (the role of injection therapy for one patient) – weighting: 40 per cent
  • Fees and funding

    Information about our individual module fees can be downloaded here (.PDF). If you have any questions about the module fees please email In the first instance approach your Education Liaison Manager to see if funding can be secured via the organisation you are working for.

    What's next

    To apply for an individual module please complete the module application form (.docx) and email to for the attention of Hayley Milburn.

    Get in touch

    If you have any queries about our SRES CPD modules please email our MSK team