MSc / PGDip in Musculoskeletal Medicine

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 and
  • 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, and builds on the extensive clinical experience and teaching of this membership organisation.

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