SE717-7-SU-SO:
Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment

The details
2017/18
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Southend Campus
Summer
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
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Requisites for this module
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Module description

Module Aim:
To allow experienced practitioners in the field of musculoskeletal practice to undertake an advanced assessment including the use of radiographic imaging and laboratory investigations
Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate a skilled examination of the musculoskeletal system
2. Critically evaluate the use of additional diagnostic tools within the assessment of patients with musculoskeletal pathologies
3. Critically evaluate and use the available evidence base in relation to decision making within musculoskeletal assessment

Module content:
Clinical assessment of musculoskeletal conditions - integration of information from a variety of sources:
Use of laboratory and radiological investigations
Critical evaluation of neurological assessment in musculoskeletal examination
Common and important uncommon musculoskeletal conditions
Screening for sinister pathologies.

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

The teaching includes lectures and interactive seminars to cover the theoretical, scientific and clinical application of various assessment tools. Example images facilitate the teaching of X-Ray, MRI and CT interpretation. Students will be encouraged to critically review their established methods of clinical assessment and to integrate new methods. A review of the neurological assessment used to support musculoskeletal examination provides a platform for evaluation of common clinical practice and highlights the lack of standardisation between clinicians and professionals. 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.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Subjective presentation    40% 
Coursework   Case Study (First Attempt)     
Coursework   Case Study  27/04/2018  60% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Sue Innes, email: inness@essex.ac.uk.
Sue Innes. Specialist lecturers including A Hayes (Lead Radiographer), Dr. S Perera (Consultant Radiologist), Dr. K Cikurel (Consultant Neurologist), B Fashanu (Consultant Physiotherapist), Dr R Wong and Dr F Borg (Consultant Rhematologists)
School Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

 

Availability
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External examiner

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

 

Further information

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