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Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy | 7HSK2058 | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2023/24
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Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy | 7HSK2058 | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2023/24
29/01/2024 | Semester B | Intake Closed
29/01/2024 (Online), 05/02/2024 (in person - on campus), 06/02/2024 (in person - on campus), 13/05/2024 (in person - on campus), 14/05/2024 (in person - on campus), 10/06/2024 (Assessment date - Summative essay submission (on-line)), 01/07/2024 (Assessment date - Summative Portfolio submission (on-line))

  • HHMPHYMSC - MSc Advanced Physiotherapy
  • HSACPM - MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

Please ensure that you also complete the pre-requisite checklist and submit with your application. 

All templates are to be found under "downloads" to the right of this page.

This module is for experienced physiotherapists who wish to include injection therapy as a part of their management of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction involving the peripheral joints.  The aim of this course is to enable students to develop the appropriate knowledge, understanding and skills to perform musculoskeletal injection therapy safely and competently. The module will include lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical sessions and work-based learning in order for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform injection therapy safely and competently. 


Course content  


Review of anatomy & relevant musculoskeletal pathologies 


Pharmacological, ethical and medico-legal frameworks 


Advanced clinical reasoning & advanced musculoskeletal assessment procedures including palpation of soft tissues & relevant structures  


Skilled practical application of musculoskeletal injection therapy including indications, contra-indications, precautions, possible side-effects, identification and management of adverse events 


Development and enhancement of communication skills with the patient and the wider health professional team 


Documentation of injection therapy procedures including evaluation of outcome 


This module is equivalent to 150 hours of student effort including 5 taught days and takes place online and at College Lane Campus, Hatfield. 


All applications are considered on a first come, first served basis. Once the module is full the application portal will close, so early application is advised. 


Module Dates 

Day 1 - Monday 29th January 2024 (Online) 

Day 2 - Monday 5th February 2024, in person (on campus)  

Day 3 - Tuesday 6th February 2024, in person (on campus) 

Day 4 - Monday 13th May 2024, in person (on campus) 

Day 5 - Tuesday 14th May 2024, in person (on campus) 


Assessment Dates: 

Summative essay submission (on-line) Monday 10th June 2024 

Summative Portfolio submission (on-line) Monday 1st July 2024 


Refer/Defer Dates: 


Essay/portfolio: Monday 4th November 2024



All applicants must: 

  1. Be a current registered Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 
  2. Be able to evidence current appropriate indemnity insurance to practice (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy membership or other appropriate certificate of indemnity). CSP certificates can be located on the CSP Website, once you log-in at: https://www.csp.org.uk/evidence-professional-liability-insurance 
  3. Provide a signed /dated letter of evidence of appropriate Hepatitis B immunisation from applicants employing Occupational Health Department or General Practitioner (mandatory UH template provided) 
  4. Provide a signed/dated letter from a qualified practitioner who has agreed to prescribe the necessary drugs for injection therapy (mandatory UH template provided) 
  5. Provide a signed/dated letter from a suitably qualified mentor who will supervise and examine injection therapy in the workplace (mandatory UH template provided) 
  6. Provide a signed/dated letter from their employer confirming support for attendance on the module and access to relevant clinical cases to achieve the practical experience of injection with support from their mentor (mandatory UH template provided) 
  7. Provide evidence of current adult basic life support training (level 2 accepted only) 

The assessment consists of a written assignment (submitted on-line) and completion of a practice portfolio which includes a minimum of ten successfully completed supervised injections (undertaken in a mentor supervised work environment, then submitted on-line).  See the mentors pack for further details. 

Learning Outcomes

 Knowledge and Understanding:  

  • Critically discuss and evaluate the anatomical structures and peripheral musculoskeletal pathologies that may be suitable for injection therapy.  
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the pharmacology of the medicines used in musculoskeletal injection-therapy including the indications, contraindications possible side- effects and adverse reactions that may occur and discuss the management of any adverse events.   
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the regulation and control of medicines in relation to musculoskeletal injection therapy.   

Skills and Attributes:  

  • Demonstrate advanced musculoskeletal assessment skills within a clinical reasoning framework in order to identify and select appropriate structures for injection therapy.  
  • Perform musculoskeletal injection procedures accurately, safely and competently.  
  • Document and critically evaluate the outcome and management of injection therapy procedures, communicating effectively and confidently with patients and others and reflect on their own performance.  
Course Notes

What our students say

“Very good and delivered appropriately, lots of time for practice and questions.” 

“Great support and a relaxed environment. Good for learning” 

“Excellent tutors”  

Who teaches this course?

The course is normally facilitated by Gulten Dogan, Module Lead and Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Previous regular contributors include: Rick Watson, Rishi Navsaria, Matthew Guilliatt and other experts from clinical practice and research. 


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Course Leader
Name: Dr Mindy Cairns & Andrea Moulson
Name: Julie Porter
Tel: 01707 284800
Teaching will normally run from 9am to 5pm, unless otherwise stated on Canvas which you will see when stage 1 of registration is completed.


The price quoted above for is this 15 credits module and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Gov.uk Master’s Loan

Learner Hours
Scheduled 38 hours & Independent 112 hours
Mode of Delivery
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