All Courses

DETAILED INFORMATION

FOUNDATION COURSES

The SOMM Foundation Course comprises 3 modules – A, B and C . Modules A & B can be taken in either order. The Membership exam can be taken after Module C and students can then choose to submit a reflective essay and personal development plan for the award of the SOMM Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine. The SOMM Diploma forms the first step of the MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine.

The Foundation course provides core training that enables doctors and physiotherapists to examine, diagnose and treat common musculoskeletal disorders accurately thereby enhancing patient care and service delivery. As well as being really useful clinically, the modules provide the starting point for an academic pathway that will help to further develop clinician skills and knowledge.

The Foundation course will benefit clinicians working with musculoskeletal patients in all settings including hospital out-patients, sport, general practice, orthopaedics or private practice.

ADVANCED COURSES

Our advanced courses provide the opportunity to extend clinical reasoning skills and advance practice through developing competence in joint examination, assessment, clinical diagnosis and treatment, including manual treatment, exercise and injection techniques.

Taking an advanced course with the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine provides you with access to highly skilled tutors, all of whom are working clinically and can offer their many years of practical, hands-on therapy and clinical reasoning skills – as well as their wisdom for avoiding the pitfalls.

The Theory & Practice of Injection Therapy module is one of our most popular advanced courses. It reviews and develops the clinical reasoning and injection therapy skills needed to practise injection therapy effectively and safely. It is open to experienced physiotherapists and medical practitioners wishing to integrate these skills into the clinical management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as an option module towards and MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine.

MSc MSK Medicine

SOMM provides the opportunity for experienced physiotherapists and medical practitioners to develop clinical, research and other relevant skills to extend their qualification in musculoskeletal medicine. You will have the opportunity to explore injection therapy, advancing practice in musculoskeletal medicine, special tests, research methods and project development.

The MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine programme is classified as a part time, blended learning programme, although some modules do require some compulsory attendance. It will enhance knowledge and skills and aims to empower students to develop their abilities.

The programme enables both medical practitioners and physiotherapists to develop mastery in the application and integration of musculoskeletal medicine into their clinical practice and to enhance the level of patient care, particularly in the field of musculoskeletal medicine and therapy.

Our MSc is in a modular format, which is highly flexible in terms of time and cost, especially if you are a busy clinician and parent, as it means your commitment to obtain an MSc can be spread over time. SOMM provides various modules to suit your own clinical interest and learning needs.

TRAINING DAYS

Our Training Days aim to develop your competence in joint examination, assessment, clinical diagnosis and treatment, exercise and injection techniques. Extending your knowledge in functional anatomy and biomechanics will greatly enhance your critical reasoning and evaluation skills.

The Anatomy Day offers an opportunity to refresh your anatomy knowledge, and injection techniques. This course consists of tutorials, practical workshops and lab work and will help you to locate the site of common lesions with accuracy and confidence, assisting with assessment and diagnosis. This course suits all clinicians treating MSK disorders as well as those using injection therapy and USS as part of their practice.

Our GP Injection Day is a hands-on course giving you lots of time to practise examinations and injections. The course provides a concise review of upper and lower limb MSK examinations to aid accurate diagnosis of lesions appropriate for injection therapy. The theory tutorials cover steroid and local anaesthetic use, including pharmacology, side effects and doses, whilst the practical demonstrations of each injection offer a review of surface anatomy.

The Injection Therapy CPD Update Day is aimed at physiotherapists and medical practitioners who use injection techniques in their clinical practice and want to keep up to date and maintain their skills. The course will cover imaging in injection therapy and alternative injection agents, the issue of steroid and tendon tissue and the clinical application of hyaluronic acid injections.