This is MSc module SOMM 3. The module develops advanced clinical reasoning, critical appraisal and presentations skills. It includes reviewing a variety of recently published articles, discussing cervical arterial dysfunction, learning more about appropriate referral for diagnostic imaging, in addition to 'polishing' and progressing musculoskeletal medicine manual therapy skills in light of current research. This module is suitable for Medical Practitioners and Physiotherapists who have experience in musculoskeletal medicine and who wish to specialise further in the musculoskeletal field. It provides an excellent interdisciplinary environment for sharing and discussing ideas and clinical experiences. The module can be a stand alone clinical course or used as an option module (SOMM3) for the Master's programme.


The module is targeted at those students who have completed the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine Membership course, or the course of an affiliated orthopaedic medicine association, who want to develop their skills and review the evidence base of musculoskeletal medicine in the context of advanced practice.

The module is divided into two units of 3 and 2 days respectively, separated by approximately three months of guided study. The programme provides a stimulating mix of lectures, group discussion, practicals and self-directed study that develops the concept of advanced practice and applies it towards the development of the advanced clinical practitioner in musculoskeletal medicine.

Advancing Practice in Musculoskeletal Medicine Advancing Practice in Musculoskeletal Medicine