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Neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment –Upper limb


14th March  2013 – elbow
15th March  2013 – hand
18th & 19th March 2013- shoulder
This course can be taken as 1 day on elbow, 1 day on hand, 2 days on shoulder or a 3 or 4 day course


School of Healthcare Studies, Ty Dewi Sant Room GF2C


This will be dependent on how many days are booked from the series.
1-3 days - £75 a day, 4-9 days - £65 a day, more than 9 days - £55 a day

Application/contact information: 

Dawn Sparg


The aim of this course is to enable students to develop a problem-solving approach to neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis. It allows students to develop knowledge about differential diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb and to look critically at approaches to treatment and management. This knowledge will be used in the critical evaluation of assessment, treatment and management strategies in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, therefore enabling students to critically evaluate clinical practice on the basis of current evidence.
Students will also acquire skills in the assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions of the upper limb.


Elbow – Caroline Jordan
Hand – Everdien Bouwerman
Shoulder – Clare Connor

Tutor Biography:

All tutors are clinical specialists in the fields in which they practice working within Cardiff and Vale UHB and Aneurin Bevan HB

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course a student will be able to demonstrate understanding of:
1. The structure and function of the upper limb
2. The use of clinical reasoning skills as part of a problem-solving approach to assess patients with upper limb dysfunction and identify the presenting problems and their underlying causes in relation to anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, pathophysiology and psychology
3. Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills, as part of the problem-solving process, when determining approaches to treatment and management of patients with upper limb dysfunction and pathologies
4. Demonstrate skills in a variety of assessment techniques and treatment interventions for the management of upper limb dysfunction and pathologies

Additional information:

This course has practical elements and you must be prepared to work practically and act as a model for other course members. Suitable clothing to allow adequate exposure of the region is required. Participants will be of mixed gender.