Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 23 April 2018
Friday 29 June 2018
Requisites for this module
To allow experienced practitioners in the field of musculoskeletal practice to extend their scope of practice to include the use of injection therapy.
The teaching takes place at Southend campus over five days: two full weekends and one additional Saturday.
Students will be expected to have an identified mentor in their workplace that is able to support them with the development of the skills required for the soft tissue and joint injection therapy module. The mentor(s) should be a clinician who regularly integrates injection therapy into their patient management. In addition, students should consider how prescribing issues will be managed in the long term, e.g. physiotherapists working in the NHS generally use a Patient Group Direction, (PGD).
This module enables students to meet the following learning outcomes:
* Demonstrate advanced knowledge of general musculoskeletal anatomy
* Demonstrate advance soft tissue assessment and diagnostic skills
* Able to clinically reason and evaluate the need for intervention with injection therapy
* Understand and discuss the contraindications for injections
* Understand and discuss safety techniques involve in injection administration
* Able to carry out safely injection and aspiration procedures in joints and soft tissues
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Please note that if insufficient numbers of students (i.e. <10) opt to take this module we may have to cancel it at short notice. If this is the case we will of course notify anyone who has applied to take this course in a particular term as soon as possible and offer an opportunity to discuss alternative options.
Modules will be supported by a dedicated, regularly updated, student centred, website (using Moodle) offering online assessment (mock and real) news, online case studies, resources, web links, tutor access, online help (24/7) course information, and other relevant material.
Students will be expected to have an identified mentor in their workplace that is able to support them with the development of the skills required for the soft tissue and joint injection therapy module.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
|Supervised Injection Record
|SE714 - Portfolio resubmission
|SE714 - Case Study resubmission
|Case Study resubmission
Additional coursework information
The assessment is made up of 3 components.
Injection therapy in the work place needs to be supervised. 10 injections should be assessed and documented to have been performed at an appropriate standard.
There is a reflective portfolio that makes up 50% of the module mark. This is intended to reflect each individual student's experience and should document key issues that have been considered whilst developing injection therapy skills.
A case study outlining the role of injection therapy for one patient makes up 50% of the module mark.
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Sue Innes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Innes, Billy Fashanu, Specialist external lecturers including: Billy Fashanu (Consultant Physiotherapist) and Dr. Ray Wong (Consultant Rheumatologist)
School Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
Mrs Lorelei Maria Waring
University of Cumbria
Senior Lecturer and Musculioskeletal Ultrasonographer
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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