Injection Therapy for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists
This module is designed for physiotherapists accessing either MSc Manual Therapy or as a stand-alone module for physiotherapists and general practitioners. The aim of the module is to introduce practitioners to the theory and practice of peripheral intra- and peri-articular injection therapy. Furthermore, the module will give students the chance to learn how to use injection therapy as a part of their management of patients presenting with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- This module provides students with the opportunity to engage in interactive teaching and learning related to injection therapy from a variety of experts within this clinical area,
- The module will provide practitioners with evidence relating to competence in the extended role of injection therapy,
- Students will have the chance to work alongside a mentor for the period of mentored practice, which can facilitate the application of injection therapy skills and knowledge in the clinical environment,
- The module will provide practitioners with evidence evidence related to competence in the extended role of injection therapy that meets the standards of professional bodies,
- Students will have the opportunity to network with fellow clinicians in developing injection therapy services.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
- The skills necessary to demonstrate the ability to reason about patients’ neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions,
- The rationale behind injection therapy,
- The evidence base associated with injection therapy,
- The skills necessary to demonstrate technical proficiency in a range of peripheral intro- and peri-articular injections,
- Key ethical issues related to injection therapy,
- Knowledge of health and safety issues associated with injection therapy.
HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
This module will be delivered through a range of methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies and laboratory sessions. Students will be timetabled for 6 hours weekly in term one, for one day in term two and for one day in term three.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Coursework 1: 2000 word Case Study (40% of module mark)
Coursework 2: 2000 word Practical Viva (60% of module mark)
Coursework 3: Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE)
TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
Lectures – 36 hours
Practice – 28 hours
Self-guided student activity – 136 hours
Total activity – 200 hours
- Applicants must be members of the HCPC,
- Work experience and/or postgraduate courses within the field of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction,
- Letter from employer, giving permission to use injection therapy within scope of practice,
- Letter from a doctor regarding agreement to prescribe (Physiotherapists only),
- A signed letter of commitment from an appropriate mentor.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this course and to download our full course prospectus, please see the information about the Continuing Professional Development courses run by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
How will this course enhance my career prospects?
The course will contribute to students’ professional development by advancing their evidence-based knowledge and skills in relation to musculoskeletal injection therapy. Successful completion of this module can enhance students’ employability, allowing them to move into higher positions within the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy with the potential to influence clinical practice and service delivery.