This module aims to support and develop critical thinking of practicing clinicians in understanding the impact of commonly prescribed medications on musculoskeletal health and its effects on rehabilitation.
After completion of this course, students will have a grounded understanding of the impact of NSAID’s, analgesics and neuropathic pain medications on musculoskeletal tissue health and wider effects on rehabilitation.
Students will also have increased knowledge and understanding of the legal and professional framework surrounding medicines legislation which will inform safe practice within their speciality.
The course is aimed at experienced musculoskeletal practitioners, working at or towards Advanced Clinical Practitioners status. Clinicians who work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine will gain a greater understanding on the impact of medication on musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
This module is ideal for those working in primary, secondary and tertiary care and First Contact Practitioner roles.
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced clinical assessment skills that reflect individualised responses to musculoskeletal patients’ presentations.
- Critically reflect upon knowledge, understanding and application of indications, contraindications, effects, and side-effects of commonly prescribed therapeutic drugs in musculoskeletal conditions (NSAID’s, analgesics & Neuropathic).
- Critically evaluate the impact of commonly prescribed medications on tissue health and rehabilitation using the available evidence base in relation to decision making within musculoskeletal management.
- Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the legal and professional framework underpinning safe practice and quality assurance with giving medication advice.
- Evidence a personal contribution and commitment to a culture of organisational learning.