Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Musculoskeletal Medicine

This course is aimed primarily at medical doctors, but is open to other regulated healthcare professionals working in musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine including physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. The course will deal with the clinical assessment and management of MSK disorders. The course will includes 8 weeks of clinical placements to enable students to gain the necessary clinical practice required during MSK training and provide the opportunity to practise the prerequisite skills in a supervised environment with real patients. Core study areas include the low back, principles of musculoskeletal medicine and research; the upper limb, cervical and thoracic spine; the lower limb and sports and exercise medicine; systemic disorders and the integrated approach; and a research project.

Entry requirements

The course is open to medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. This course is only open to UK-resident clinicians working in the fields specified.

Course modules

Programme modules, compulsory modules, year 1, semester 1-2: the low back, principles of musculoskeletal medicine and research; semester 2; the upper limb, cervical and thoracic spine. Year 2, semester 1: research project; semester 1-2; the lower limb and sports and exercise medicine; semester 2; systemic disorders and the integrated approach.

Assessment methods

Ongoing assessment including practical and written assessments, and a small research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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