Postgraduate, Professional Development
March, June and November
This course is suitable for physiotherapists, GPs, doctors, occupational therapists, podiatrists, nurses and other allied Health professionals working in orthopaedics, rheumatology, neurological and musculoskeletal patient management. It brings together the theory, practice, evidence, safety, ethical and legal aspects of injection therapy that enhances interdisciplinary working, professional development and reflective practice.
Routes are offered for both neurological injection (botulinum toxin) and joint and soft tissue injection (steroid injections). There are some joint sessions as well as both subject specialist theory and practical sessions with experienced, clinically based tutors to guide and support you throughout.
You must be an appropriately trained and qualified health professional with at least 3 years’ experience working in the relevant specialist field.
Course content includes:
The course runs over 5 taught days with a three-day block and a two-day block to facilitate easier release from work.
The MSK and neuro routes run alongside each other to facilitate joint learning where applicable for shared content and with specialist subject specific theory and practical sessions where needed.
Classes are a mixture of lectures, class discussions and seminars and practical sessions, and there is a good access to experienced, currently practising tutors. There is a large emphasis on discussion and sharing of experiences and practices to help facilitate and debate critical evaluation of contemporary clinical issues in injection therapy practice.
We also invite external speakers to contribute on wider issues of Injection therapy practice and development across both MSK and neuro specialities.
“Great course and very enjoyable. Although I’ve been injecting hands for many years I’ve learned a huge amount and gained in confidence.“
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
For more information about the course please contact the course leader Greg Littler at GLittler@uclan.ac.uk
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
Most of the students completing this course are current NHS employees. We work closely with local NHS Trusts to support training and development and SLA funding is available through the CPD agreement. Please ask your manager for details if you are an employee of a local NHS Trust.
There is currently no legal obligation to have completed a specific training programme to practice injection therapy as an AHP. However, it is considered to be good practice by the relevant regulatory bodies to have a formal qualification such as this, which demonstrates good theoretical knowledge , practical skill and ability to consider best practice through evaluation of the evidence base for injection therapy practice.
The course is delivered in both the classroom and specialist practical teaching rooms.
There are two assessments for this course. The first requires 10 injections which are assessed and signed off by your nominated mentor in practice as well as a reflective case based assignment (3000 words).
The course leader for this course will be Gillian Rawlinson
This module forms part of the MSc Musculoskeletal Management in Primary Care course.