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Assessment and Management of Shoulder Disorders
- University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education:
- Credits: 20; Level: Master's
- Four day long teaching blocks. These usually occur at one month intervals.
- Enrolment date: January
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- builds upon and extends knowledge and skills, to a specialist level, in the management of shoulder disorders of varying complexity
- develops an innovative and evaluative approach to the management of shoulder disease based on advanced clinical reasoning, using highly specific clinical evaluation with relevant investigations, and planning appropriate contemporary management
- enhances problem solving skills and develops advanced clinical decision-making in the management of patients with shoulder disorders of varying complexity.
What you study
Award content reflects a range of skills, approaches, theories and evidence from a range of backgrounds to reflect contemporary practice to M level in the following areas:
- functional anatomy of the shoulder complex
- common and complex pathologies of the shoulder complex
- subjective and physical examination of the shoulder complex
- the application of treatment management techniques including indications and contraindications and treatment progression
- differential clinical testing and combined movements
- advanced clinical reasoning
- outcome measurement
- inter-professional communication skills
- key skills development
- transition to mastery
All of these areas are considered in relation to advanced clinical practice.
Where you study
The first taught session takes place at Teesside University with the remainder at James Cook University Hospital.
How you learn and are assessed
Learning strategy: Formative feedback is undertaken through question and answer interaction, student presentations and self and peer assessment to provide feedback as an aid to learning. This normally takes place in block three. Random case analysis is used to give you the opportunity to analyse management situations and examine and critically reflect upon the decision making process in relation to shoulder disorders. Practical sessions include the opportunity to assess and diagnose shoulder disorders affecting volunteer patients. These sessions also involve application of techniques learnt in this award upon peers.
The summative assessment consists of two parts:
- written assignment - a 2,500-word case study of an individual patient with shoulder dysfunction (50%)
- 30-minute practical examination (50%).
This award enables you to develop postgraduate skills in the clinical assessment and management of shoulder disorders of varying complexity, using an integrative practical approach with an emphasis on advanced clinical reasoning. The award is designed to develop your skills in the management of shoulder disease to a postgraduate and highly specialised level. You develop applied theoretical concepts of anatomy, biomechanics and pathology of the shoulder. The award is structured to work systematically through the shoulder joint complex encouraging you to build upon and extend their knowledge and skills to a specialist level.
This award is suitable for healthcare practitioners with a special interest in the management of patients with disorders of the shoulder complex. This could include, but is not limited to, doctors, physiotherapists or radiographers.
For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section
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