COURSE OVERVIEW

The Advanced Workshop of Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections will teach you helpful techniques in the diagnosis and therapy of various musculoskeletal conditions. The procedures are most often used to reduce inflammation, provide pain relief and alleviate stiffness in tendons, muscles and joints of the shoulder, knee, or hip. The program thus addresses a highly sought-after service of the ageing population and gives you the opportunity to practise on cadavers.

The Advanced Workshop can be completed individually or as stage 1 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures. 

Advanced Workshop of
Joint Injections
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

The Advanced Workshop of Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections is suitable for medical professionals who wish to learn helpful techniques in the diagnosis and therapy of various musculoskeletal conditions, thus addressing a highly sought-after service of the ageing population. Participants can expect comprehensive, practical instruction with the opportunity to exercise knowledge in an interactive workshop on cadavers, equipping them with knowledge that has direct relevance to primary care work. The course is suitable for general practitioners and International Medical Graduates and assumes no prior knowledge or specific training in joint puncture or soft tissue injecting.

This workshop can be completed individually or as stage 1 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.

COURSE CONTENTS

  • Principles of joint puncture
  • Principles of soft tissue injections
  • Joint anatomy and safe treatment
  • Local anaesthesia and safe practices
  • Specific conditions that require joint puncture and soft tissue injections

Course participants will:

  • Receive unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the course

COURSE OUTLINE

Friday Evening

This workshop can be completed individually or as stage 1 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.

6:00pm - 6:30pm Registration  
6:30pm - 7:30pm Theory Principles
  • Assessment
  • Preparation
  • Equipment
  • Procedure

Efficacy and Costing

7:30pm - 7:45pm Break  
7:45pm - 9:45pm Practical

Procedures

  • Upper limb
  • Lower limb

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

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Dr Gerard Ahern

MBBS   

Dr Gerard Ahern is a clinical anatomist teaching at undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and specialist levels at multiple universities and specialist colleges. Gerard is Final Year & GP Coordinator, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Anatomist (University of Notre Dame), Honorary Senior Fellow in Anatomy (University of Melbourne), Member Board of Examiners (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists), Honorary Associate Professor (Oceania University), Tutor and Lecturer (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) and co-author of the best-selling book 'General Anatomy'. He has also co-authored many electronic programs on various areas of medicine.

Dates and locations

Brisbane

1 March 2019

The University of Queensland

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Melbourne

5 JULY 2019

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

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SYDNEY

13 September 2019

The University of Sydney
 

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COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

EARLY BIRD RATE

$795

Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.

REGULAR COURSE FEE

$895

Full payment on the day of registration

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COURSE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT

The practical workshop is held on Friday evenings (6.00pm - 9.45pm) to meet the needs of time-poor medical professionals. The workshop includes hands-on performance on cadavers under the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner who specialises in the field. Participants are required to complete a pre-workshop reading activity. There is no formal assessment, but specific individual feedback is provided by the workshop presenter.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

RACGP: 7 Category 2 QI&CPD points
ACRRM: 6 PRPD points

This workshop:

  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PRPD points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  • Is recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
  • Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Advanced Certificate Pathway

This advanced workshop may be credited towards the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures. Examination questions will need to be completed for credit. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for more details.

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