情色六月天

Injection Therapy for Musculoskeletal Practice

Key Information


Programme Type

Short Course

Delivery

Blended Learning

Award

15 PG Credits

Cost

£1,020

Next Start Date

January 2025

Course Overview

This course is for those who are aiming to move into advanced practice roles related to musculoskeletal or rheumatology practice, and is suitable for healthcare professionals such as Health and Care Professionals Council registered physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists, and registered GPs, doctors, and nurses who are experienced in orthopaedics, rheumatology, or musculoskeletal practice.

It introduces the theory and practice of musculoskeletal injection therapy, including the safety, ethical , and legal aspects of practice in the context of the evidence base.

Key Features

Aligned with NHS career framework

Part Time

No additional costs

Designed for practitioners

A syringe laid on its side

Course Dates

  • 17 January 2023

Entry Requirements

  • Students require a suitable clinical mentor. This can be a medical practitioner in a secondary care specialty, a general practitioner in an appropriate primary care specialty, or physiotherapist or other registered health professional from an appropriate specialty who has qualified in injection therapy and has maintained competence and actively uses injection therapy in their current practice. The supervisor must have at least 12 months of injecting experience/qualification and agree to supervise intermodular clinical practice.
  • Written confirmation from an employer that they are able to use injection therapy in the work environment
  • Work within a clinical environment covered by appropriate PGD/PSD or be a qualified prescriber, and have appropriate remit within your workplace (written confirmation is required).
  • Must have current professional registration (e.g. HCPC)
  • A minimum of two years of experience in musculoskeletal clinical practice (e.g. medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, occupational therapists)
  • Current certificate in resuscitation/basic life support
  • Current certificate of vaccination for Hepatitis B
  • Provide evidence of current appropriate indemnity insurance to practise.

How You Study

This course takes a blended learning approach. Key concepts will be introduced through seminar work, live and recorded presentations, and reading.

Alongside these methods of learning, you may have opportunities to apply concepts to professional practice through problem-based learning and practice with peers.

Extra support will be provided through the University's Virtual Learning Environment.

This course will aim to cover:

- Clinical rationale for musculoskeletal injection therapy in the context of the evidence base
- Clinical reasoning and decision making for safe and appropriate injection therapy
- The pharmacology of medicines used in injection therapy (namely injectable corticosteroid and local anaesthetic)
- Patient selection - including precautions and contra-indications, and interactions with other medications
- Legal and ethical considerations of injectable medicine administration
- Treatment techniques and supervised practice; aseptic technique, management of anaphylactic shock
- Professional practice: communication and consent, competency, professional regulation, patient group directions, and record keeping
- Applied anatomy

How you are assessed

You will be assessed formatively through simulation practice of psychomotor skills which will be assessed by peers.

You will also have a summative assessment which includes demonstrating safe practice and a 2,000 word case study.

Explore Flexible Learning

From short courses and microcredentials, to professional development modules and fully online Master’s degrees, we offer a range of flexible programmes to suit your individual needs. Our suite of programmes uses a variety of delivery methods, including online-only, face-to-face, blended, and distance-learning approaches.

Find a Course
A student working on a tablet