Professional Certificate of Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine

Musculoskeletal conditions account for over 14 per cent of general practice encounters and are the third most common reason for presentation, representing a major part of everyday GP work. The Professional Certificate of Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine equips medical practitioners with the skills to diagnose and manage patients with musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries in the primary care setting.

The online certificate course will enable you to diagnose musculoskeletal pains and their underlying causes, including joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, neck injuries, lower limb and gait problems, and back pain – significantly improving outcomes for your patients with conditions commonly seen in general practice.

The course also covers ongoing GP management of these conditions, including how to assess and minimise risk of cervical spinal cord or nerve root damage, how to judge when to refer a patient onwards, and how to work collaboratively with specialists and physiotherapists.

This course is the first stage of the three-part Professional Diploma of Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine. 

Key Details

  • Contact Hours: 12.0 hrs
  • Format: Online Modules and Assessment
  • Duration: 8 Online Modules
  • Compatibility: All Devices
  • Language: English

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