Keele University Joint Injection Course

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Module Title: Principles and Practice of Joint and Soft Tissue Injection
Contact Details: 01782 734551
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Module Learning Outcomes/Objectives

The student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology related to joint and soft tissue injections
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of safe practice for joint and soft tissue injection
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence related to this mode of management
  • Understand the professional issues related to the practice of injection therapy

Module Session Dates

11, 12, 13 September 2017 and 13 December 2017

Module aim

To develop a critical understanding of the use of injections in the management of joint and soft tissue pathology and to develop professional responsibility towards injection practice.

Module content

Principles of treatment techniques; aseptic technique, management of anaphylactic shock. Pharmacology of injection agents. Mode of action, precautions and contra-indications, interactions with other medications, possible complications. Supervised practice of techniques. Professional issues: competency to practice, professional body guidance, patient group directions, evidence base. Where applicable, additional sessions will be offered on reflective practice and portfolio building. The student will be responsible for setting the framework in which to work including identifying opportunities for supervised injections then assessed injections.

Entry requirements