This module will focus on musculoskeletal and special client groups and builds on the assessment, treatment and clinical reasoning skills taught in Clinical Assessment and Treatment. It will give you the opportunity to rehearse these skills, learn new management strategies, and apply them to case studies with varied and more complex conditions. As far as possible, service users (patients) will contribute to your learning, through demonstration of assessment and treatment techniques, and/or by discussing their lived experiences of their condition. You will acquire skills to support self-management strategies for patients that could be observed across primary (GP practices), secondary (Hospital) and community-based care. This module will enable you to plan and deliver contemporary high quality healthcare in order to meet the challenging and complex needs of individuals and populations.
The musculoskeletal component of this module will focus on methods designed to develop your clinical reasoning skills. This will be achieved by using case studies with increasing complexity including patients with long-term conditions and those with chronic pain.
Special Client Groups:
This component will develop your understanding of the principles of assessment, treatment and clinical reasoning applied to conditions involved in specialist areas of practice. These conditions are those that affect client populations across the life-span e.g. paediatrics and elderly care, and concepts of more complex multi-pathology are introduced.