Course code: PM105
Duration: 200 study hours
Lectures: 24 hours
Credits: 20 credits
Location: Face to Face at our Liverpool HQ
This master’s level module is aligned to the four pillars of advanced clinical practice – clinical practice, leadership, education and research. You will develop your skills in manual therapy, diagnostic referral and interpretation and dealing with medical complexity, underpinned by evidence based practice and Best MSK health pathways.
The module offers a multidisciplinary environment for reflecting, sharing and discussing ideas, evidence and clinical experiences for advancing practice.
You will develop advanced clinical reasoning, critical appraisal and presentation skills. The module includes critical analysis of the latest evidence and developments in musculoskeletal practice, for example MSK masqueraders, cervical arterial dysfunction and appropriate referral for diagnostic imaging. Complex cases will be presented for discussion and you will gain further mastery of musculoskeletal medicine manual therapy skills.
Injections will be considered as part of the clinical reasoning process in devising programmes of management for different clinical conditions but injection therapy as such is covered extensively in the dedicated module ‘Theory and Practice of Injection Therapy’ (PM104).
The commitment of all students to participate fully, and to be prepared to share their experiences with the whole group, is paramount. You will be actively encouraged to engage in dialogue and discussion with your fellow students in an atmosphere of mutually supportive learning and development.
The tutors on this course will be experienced in clinical reasoning in musculoskeletal medicine and in using the techniques taught and applied in musculoskeletal medicine in their clinical practice.
Advancing Practice in Musculoskeletal Medicine (PM105) requires a total of five days’ attendance (including the assessment day) split over Unit 1, three days, and Unit 2, two days, with a period of guided study in between.