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Aims and Learning Outcomes

Gain a thorough theoretical grounding in the management of common presentations of musculoskeletal disease of the lower limb, through analysis and interpretation of evidence of effectiveness of diagnosis and initial treatment.

This will contribute to the broader aim to influence clinicians to use a critical and scientifically robust approach to planning patient care. Students will have on-going access to other professionals during the period of the module in order to facilitate their learning.

  • A thorough theoretical knowledge of the anatomy, pathophysiology of common disease affecting the hip, knee, ankle and foot, and the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other tissues of the lower limb
  • A thorough knowledge of the epidemiology of lower limb pain
  • A thorough knowledge of the diagnostic and treatment modalitites available for the management of lower limb pain
  • A working knowledge of the clinical protocols which are supported by evidence
  • A the ability to explain common musculoskeletal disease of the lower limb and its management
  • The ability to communicate with other health care professionals to facilitate interdisciplinary teamworking
  • The ability to use critical appraisal skills
  • The ability to evaluate and use different sources of evidence appropriately