Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Southend Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 23 April 2018
Friday 29 June 2018


Requisites for this module



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Module description

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).

Learning outcomes:

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

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

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Module information

Minimum enrolment.
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.

Learning and teaching methods

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 Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Supervised Injection Record  13/09/2018  0% 
Coursework   Case Study  13/09/2018  40% 
Coursework   Portfolio  13/09/2018  60% 
Coursework   SE714 - Portfolio resubmission  07/12/2018   
Coursework   SE714 - Case Study resubmission  07/12/2018   
Coursework   Case Study resubmission  29/03/2019   
Coursework   Portfolio resubmission  29/03/2019   

Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Sue Innes, email:
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 to create the full email address)



External examiner

Mrs Lorelei Maria Waring
University of Cumbria
Senior Lecturer and Musculioskeletal Ultrasonographer
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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