The module will give candidates the opportunity to learn in a clinical environment supported by small group tutorials. They will have real life patients to assess and manage supported by discussion and feedback with experienced staff from a range of healthcare professions. This style of experiential learning reflects the work environment of the students. Feedback on knowledge, performance and further learning can be given quickly to support the student’s further development.
- Introduction to the current healthcare policy and practice that impacts on musculoskeletal services
- Basic principles of current musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis will be revisited and built upon to include more advanced clinical reasoning.
- Common disease presentations
- Detail of the current evidence around the influences on diagnosis, prognosis and outcome e.g. red flags.
- Basic principles of investigations will be revisited and built upon to include more advanced interpretation.
- Formulation of appropriate management plans.
- Exploring the current role of the multidisciplinary team within a clinic and the wider healthcare environment.
Formulation of a learning log/reflective portfolio for those students who feel this is appropriate for their own learning needs. This is optional.
Module Learning Outcomes/Objectives:
The student should be able to:
Develop the ability to extract, synthesize and apply patient examination findings and formulate appropriate intervention strategies
Develop the ability to recognize when additional investigation is required, what investigations are appropriate to enhance diagnosis and management.
Develop the ability to understand the results of investigations and to synthesize information appropriately into a management plan
Develop an critical understanding of the multidisciplinary team
Reflect on the current policy and its affect on the provision of musculoskeletal within current healthcare practice.
To critically evaluate the evidence underpinning a pathology / management approach
Induction: 25 January 2016 (compulsory induction)