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Postgraduate taught module

Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy

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A mature student practices an injection on a specialist lower arm dummy

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

    £1,166 For self-funded individuals

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


This 4 day course will run:

  • Thursday 20 April, Friday 21 April, Saturday 22 April, Friday 14 July 

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.




Poster presentation

This poster presentation 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

Contact us


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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