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Postgraduate taught module

Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy

This programme is attractive to any allied health professional working in a health and social care setting with a desire to build on their knowledge and practical experience through relevant multi-professional learning and research.

York campus

  • Module Code – PHC7014M
  • Level and Credits – Level M, 30 Credits
  • Facilitators - Stephen Bailey and Dr Jonathan Thompson

Course Fees

Course information

Module outline

Injection therapy plays a significant role in advanced Musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice and is utilised by other Healthcare professionals across a range of specialist clinical areas.

It enables clinicians to deliver more efficient and seamless patient care, which is in line with current NHS policy to develop first contact practitioner provision and advanced practice roles across the NHS. The advanced clinical skills taught on this module will enhance practitioner’s ability to support these developments.

Course requirements: 

  1. You will require a suitable clinical mentor (e.g. a medic or qualified injection therapist)

  2. You must have current professional registration (e.g. HCPC)

Course dates

Dates for this course have not yet been confirmed. To be notified when dates are available, please contact


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology related to joint and soft tissue injections in MSK practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of safe, effective practice for joint and soft tissue injection techniques
  • Critically explore the evidence related to this mode of management
  • Critically evaluate the professional issues related to the practice of injection therapy




3000 word portfolio of reflection and evidence of injection competency related to the 10 injections performed in the clinical setting under the guidance of the mentor.




Written work

Case study or poster presentation that will critically evaluate current evidence on the use of corticosteroid injections on a particular pathology.





Completion of 10 successful Injections (signed by mentor).




Who should attend?

Physiotherapist working within a Musculoskeletal setting, Podiatrist, Doctors, Nurse practitioners

Further study

We offer individual postgraduate modules to meet your particular CPD needs or as the beginning of your postgraduate journey to a PG Cert or MSc. Evaluating Evidence and Effecting Change is an excellent place to start, enabling you to follow the evidence based practice approach to critique evidence and apply your findings to improve your practice or service. Other modules enable you to develop as a leader or transform your practice through the application of a health coaching approach.

Contact us


T: 01904 876825

Module leaders

Stephen Bailey

Stephen Bailey is Senior Lecturer and Development Lead in Physiotherapy. His previous role as Extended Scope Practitioner in MSK revolved around diagnosis and treatment for complex patients, often utilising injection therapy as an adjunct to treatment. His specialist Interests are in Advanced Clinical Practice and emerging roles within physiotherapy.

Dr Jon Thompson

Dr Jon Thompson is Senior Lecturer and former Consultant Physiotherapist within MSK and has over 20 years’ experience utilising injection therapy. His PhD thesis focused on Advanced Physiotherapy Practice and he is heavily involved in research both nationally and internationally.

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