BIMM Education

We offer short courses and workshops on various aspects of musculoskeletal medicine. They are described here and the upcoming diary, follow this link for our current programme. BIMM courses provide an environment to meet the learning needs for anyone interested in musculoskeletal disorders.

Soft Tissue Examination & Injection Workshop A one-day workshop on practical injection skills for primary care. It offers experiential learning with a high tutor to learner ratio (no more than 1:6) and is suitable for general practitioners, GP registrars and hospital doctors beginning or considering a career or special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. Physiotherapists, nurse and osteopathic practitioners have also found much value in these courses in the past. This course is based around a series of workstations through which participants rotate, learning surface anatomy, examination skills, indications for injection, needle placement (with practice on injection models) and safety issues. Programme

Advanced Injection RoadShow Run in the same format as the above Soft Tissue, Joint Examination and Injection Workshop the course is designed for GPs with a special interest in musculoskeletal disorders but is also relevant for other GPs and related disciplines considering a career in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. Being an advanced injection course we focus on four topics: plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Each practical session is preceded by a seminar on that topic. The seminars also cover autologous blood injections for tennis elbow and hyaluronic acid injections for early osteoarthritis. Topics can be adapted to demand i.e. if a second course is commissioned. Programme

Back in a Day - Lumbar Spine Study Day This one-day course is especially suitable for GPs interested in learning more about the spine, covering the areas of anatomy, examination, red and yellow flags, clinical patterns, demonstrations of manipulation, pain management and injections. With a high tutor to delegate ratio (1:6). Programme

MSK Introduction & Update Course This short course has been designed to improve history taking, examination and diagnostic skills in order to facilitate appropriate management strategies at the primary care interface. Suitable for all involded with musculoskeletal patient care including Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. Programme

A new Musculoskeletal Medicine MSc established by BIMM with Loughborough University will commence this October 2016. It is open to doctors and allied health professionals who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge to practice in MSK services around the country.

MSc / PGDip Musculoskeletal Medicine Programme information

This course is aimed primarily at medical doctors, but is open to other regulated healthcare professionals working in musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine including physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. The course will deal with the clinical assessment and management of MSK disorders.

You will gain a qualification in the theory and practice of MSK medicine to enable you to practice in an MSK service, learn how to manage patients with MSK disorders at a primary and intermediate care level, and broaden your understanding and develop your clinical skills to manage MSK patients autonomously.

The course will include eight weeks of clinical placements to enable you to gain the necessary clinical practice required during MSK training and provide the opportunity to practise the prerequisite skills in a supervised environment with real patients.

By the end of the course you will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • The normal structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
  • Abnormal function and pathology of the musculoskeletal system
  • The biopsychosocial and occupational factors affecting the patient’s presentation
  • The effect of use, overuse and misuse on tissues and the processes of injury, inflammation, response to intervention in a systematic manner degeneration and repair
  • The range of therapeutic approaches and the contribution of members of the multidisciplinary team within an integrated MSK service

This course is delivered from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands (NCSEM-EM), based at Loughborough University. The NCSEM-EM is an Olympic legacy funded project aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the nation.

The course is run in association with the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM), and builds on the extensive clinical experience and teaching of this membership organisation.

Further information

We have some short videos to give you a flavour of the workshops. Please take a look!