Management of spinal dysfunction in a primary care setting (20 M level credits) Short Course

Management of spinal dysfunction in a primary care setting (20 M level credits) Short Course
This module has been developed and delivered by a Multidisciplinary team of professionals including GPs with special interest, Specialist physiotherapists, consultant orthopaedic surgeons and pain specialists.
The programme and will:
  • Provide theoretical and practical instruction in the management of spinal dysfunction presenting to primary health care teams
  • Enhance interdisciplinary working, professional development and reflective practice

Who should attend?
This short course is suitable for all medical staff, allied health professionals and nursing staff working, or in training, in general practice, orthopaedics, rheumatology, and musculoskeletal patient management.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Five days delivered in two blocks of two days and one follow up day


School of Medicine

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

23rd and 24th April 2015, 7th and 8th May 2015, 11th June 2015- non CPD days taught day (for module students only), 2nd July practical exams and 13th July submission of written assessment

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Teaching will take place within Specialist Skills Labs to enable the practical elements within the course.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the programme participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate and critically evaluate, accurate and effective clinical assessment and examination of patients with spinal disorders.
  • Demonstrate and critically evaluate advanced clinical reasoning processes in the diagnosis, investigation and management of patients with spinal disorders
  • Critically appraise, evaluate and apply a range of communication theories and intervention strategies which support a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and treatment planning of spinal conditions.
  • Critically discuss and explore the role of an interdisciplinary approach for patients with spinal dysfunction.
  • Critically reflect on continuing professional development in contemporary healthcare practice

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Work experience and international opportunities

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application: 

Alternatively, please contact us to book a place on:  or: 01772 895861.

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