The Shoulder Course Series

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This is a series of three courses covering all aspects of shoulder screening, diagnosis and management.

These courses are designed with the clinician in mind with an emphasis on clinical applicability supported by current, evidence-informed and best practice guidelines. Suitable for any new or recent graduate, or experienced clinician returning to the workforce, or simply wanting to upskill in the diagnosis and management of shoulder pain.

You can enrol in the whole Shoulder Course Series, and online modules and lessons are also available individually. The online courses provide a flexible, convenient, interactive learning environment using a range of written and audiovisual content supported by case studies and clinical reasoning exercises. Optional workshops are available.

Click on the links below for more information on these courses.

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Shoulder Screening
Diagnosis & Non-Surgical Management Surgical Management



Course Aim

To produce practitioners who can:

  1. Accurately screen patients presenting with shoulder girdle symptoms for red flags, and other causes of symptoms that may require additional investigation or treatment in the primary contact setting.
  2. Make an accurate diagnosis of common shoulder conditions using combinations of clinical examination and imaging investigations.
  3. Apply evidence-informed, non-surgical management, including specific physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation for common shoulder conditions and list the criteria for orthopaedic or other medical referral.
  4. Understand common surgical procedures as they relate to post-operative protocols, and apply appropriate post-operative rehabilitation following these procedures.  

Course Content

There are three online courses in this series:

1.   Shoulder Screening

In this course you will learn how to systematically work through a process of excluding other causes of shoulder pain, obtaining appropriate diagnostic imaging, and then classifying shoulder pain into categories that guide management.

2.   Diagnosis and Non-Surgical Management

In this course you will learn to make an accurate diagnosis of, and apply evidence-informed non-surgical management, including specific physiotherapy treatment for specific shoulder conditions within the main diagnostic categories: the stiff shoulder, the unstable shoulder, the rotator cuff and the acromioclavicular joint.

3.   Surgical Management

This course covers the surgical management and post-operative rehabilitation of specific shoulder conditions. In this course you will learn about indications for, and current surgical techniques and post-operative rehabilitation for specific surgical procedures.

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