Short course

Musculoskeletal Management of Spinal Dysfunction

Gain the experience to optimise patient outcomes in Musculoskeletal Management of Spinal Dysfunction. On this short course, you'll develop advanced assessment and triage skills for the spinal regions.

Why study with us

  • Learn from leading medical consultants, therapists and academics. We work in conjunction with Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust and East Lancashire Hospital Trust.
  • Our on-campus blocks are taught at weekends to fit around your professional work commitments.
  • This course supports NHS approaches such as Five Year Forward View and MSK strategies. Aiming to integrate and deliver new sustainable models of care which promote prevention, self-care, and wellbeing.

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: On campus
Study mode: Part-time 2 x 3-day teaching blocks
Duration: September - December
Module code: M4033
Campus: Preston
Start date: September

Course overview 

On successful completion, you 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 discuss and evaluate a biopsychosocial approach to holistic assessment and treatment planning for individuals with spinal disorders..
  • Critically evaluate and synthesise the contemporary evidence base to support and inform the management of spinal disorders.


Future careers in musculoskeletal management

If you're a current medical and health professional this course is an ideal development opportunity. It will help you to advance your knowledge and skills related to the treatment of MSK conditions.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

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