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The Curriculum

The course is targeted at GPs who wish to develop a special interest in musculoskeletal problems, SpR’s in rheumatology, orthopaedics and pain medicine, occupational physicians and sports medicine practitioners.

It consists of eight distance based learning packages and eight practical and skills based modules of 21 hours each, totalling 168 hours of attendance, with access to an e-learning website throughout the duration of the course. The course is normally designed to run over a two and a half year period but participants can opt to spread the course over a longer period or in certain circumstances select only those modules most appropriate to their needs. Intake numbers may be variable but the ratio of students to tutors will remain at an optimum of 8:1.
Entry requirements  - Doctors registered with the GMC.

Soft Tissue, Joint Examination & Injection Workshop

This one-day course will run at several venues as a roadshow, comprising of a number of practical workshops. Delegates will be given a workbook covering the common musculoskeletal conditions affecting the upper and lower limbs, and will have ample opportunity to practice examination and injection techniques using models. With a high tutor to delegate ration (1:6), the coure would be ideal for general practitioners, or hospital doctors considering a career in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.                                                                                                                     

Fluroscopy Guided (Cadaveric) Injection Course
This course covers the latest practices in injection therapies used in the treatment of low back pain syndromes including: Facet joint, sacro-iliac joint, lumbosacral ligament, lumber nerve root, caudal epidural injections and medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy. This course comprises of short lectures and workshops, including the opportunity to practise with fluroscopy guidence on cadavers. It is designed to update those already using the techniques, and appropriate for those who are considering using injection techniques in their own clinical practice. The course is limited to 15 delegates only with a tutor delegate ration of 1:5.
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Caudal Epidural Injection (Cadaveric) Injection Course
An introduction to therapeutic caudal epidural injections and include; lectures on indication and patient selection. technique and complications, a demonstration of the procedure, instruction on surface anatomy palpation and plenty of opportunity to practice the techniques on cadavers.
The course is aimed at those inexperienced in the technique who wish to add it to their armamentarium (including sports physicians) and will also serve as an update for those already using the technique.

Back in a 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 manipulations, pain management and injections. With a high tutor to delegate ratio (1:6) the course can also serve as an introduction to the comprehensive modular course run by BIMM.

Each one of our courses promises something special and different. More information can be found by going to the education programme.

We are a source for your learning needs; BIMM courses create an environment for anyone interested in musculoskeletal disorders. If there is something specific you wish to learn about, or you would like to run a course yourself, please contact Deena Harris at [email protected] who will to help you achieve your goals.

British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine