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Injection Therapy

Course Details

Course/Module Code





20-21 Non-Accredited 15 credits



20-21 Accredited 15 credits



Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.

Course Dates

Course Information : SOPEs 22nd March 2021

Attendance days for the course

Monday - 18 January 202109:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 19 January 202109:00 - 16:00
Monday - 01 February 202109:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 02 February 202109:00 - 16:00
Monday - 15 March 202109:00 - 16:00
Monday - 22 March 202109:00 - 16:00




Competence in theoretical and practical aspects of this module will assessed through a practice portfolio (component A) and structured oral and practical examination (component B).

Component A - Practice portfolio

Submission of a portfolio to include a structured log of a minimum of 10 supervised peripheral joint injections with critical reflection of practice, clinical indications and clinical reasoning.

Component B - Structured oral and practical examination

Completion of a structured oral and practical examination (SOPE) to include practical demonstration for the injection of a given musculoskeletal scenario. This assessment will require you to demonstrate safe standards of practice and understanding of the application (including pharmacology), contraindications and complications related to injection therapy. You will also be required to critically evaluate the role of injection therapy in the given musculoskeletal scenario. Any unsafe practice demonstrated during this exam will deem the full SOPE a fail.



Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards the MSc Advanced Practice.


This module will cove the following aspects of injection therapy and supervised practice based learning:

  • Detailed musculoskeletal anatomy relevant to injection techniques
  • Safety and competence in injection therapy
  • Theory and evidence of injection therapy in practice
  • Clinical reasoning for injection therapy
  • Applied pharmacology
  • Safety aspects - information, consent, communication and documentation
  • Practical techniques for the peripheral joint injection and aspiration
  • Legal aspects relating to consent and non-medical prescribing/medicine management (patient group directions and clinical responsibilities)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be HCPC registered and will normally have a minimum of three years relevant post-qualification practice experience, and access to a suitable clinical supervisor.


This 15 credit Masters level module will introduce you to the theoretical and practical principles of injection therapy for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, providing you with the clinical skills to practice as a competent therapist in this area.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the legal framework and regulatory control of medicines appropriate to delivery within the scope of injection therapy practice, including maintaining accurate and detailed clinical records.
  • Demonstrate clinical proficiency and reasoning in the safe and appropriate delivery of a range of injection therapy techniques used within the holistic management of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Synthesise and apply pharmacological knowledge and understanding of medicine used in musculoskeletal injection therapy, including indications, contraindications, and management of adverse reactions.
  • Critically evaluate and explore advanced knowledge of the human anatomy, physiology and pathology relating to evidence-based injection therapy in clinical practice.

Learning and Teaching

Learning will be through a variety of methods including online lectures and seminars, and face-to-face practical teaching, supported with online resources and independent study. Theoretical and practice learning will also be underpinned by supervised clinical practice. Reflective practise will be encouraged throughout all aspects of the module.

Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.

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15 credit Masters level module

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