Knee course starts 7 November 2016!

Our new Knee course will be starting as a live learn topic in Physiopedia Plus on Monday 7th November 2016.  

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints that presents in all aspects of clinical practice.  Not just a complaint common to sporting situations, also often presenting in young people as we grow and older people as we age. Best practice requires skills in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation when working with individuals with acute and complex knee conditions.

In this course we will be revising knee structure and function, exploring common conditions including paediatric conditions, consolidating assessment skills and  also exploring current trends in prevention, management and rehabilitation of knee complaints.

We encourage all our Physiopedia Plus members who are interested in musculoskeletal practitioners or who have an interest in the knee to join this 4 week course.  For 4 weeks from 7 Nov there will be an active group of clinicians sharing knowledge and learning experiences

Course Outline

  1. Week one: Knee structure, function and conditions.
  2. Week two: Assessment and differential diagnosis of the knee
  3. Week three: The paediatric knee
  4. Week four: Knee treatment and rehabilitation
  5. [Optional] Assignment

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this learn topic you should be able to:

  1. Describe issues arising in knee complaints in relation to functional anatomy and biomechanics.
  2. Differentiate between common knee conditions in adults and children.
  3. Select appropriate assessment techniques and outcomes measures for individuals with knee complaints.
  4. Choose appropriate treatment and rehabilitation approaches for an individuals with knee complaints.
  5. Demonstrate clinical reasoning when presented with knee conditions.
  6. Critically analyse the literature related to knee complaints.

Physiopedia Plus members can go directly to the course here (the course will be live on Monday 7th November)

If you are not yet a Physiopedia Plus member you can sign up here (students and individuals from low and middle income countries get a discount, apply for your discount here)

Before you start this course – remind yourself of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.

About our courses in PP+

This course in Physiopedia Plus is run in 4 sections, each section will make up one week of the 4 week course. We expect the required elements of each week to take around 4-6 hours depending on your learning style and if you wish there will be opportunities to learn more by spending time looking through the additional resources that we provide.

The course directs you through a series of learning activities such as reading resources, watching videos, attempting quizzes and participating in discussions. There are certain required elements of the course that are required for a completion certificate, you must complete all these activities. The optional additional resources that you can use to consolidate and expand your learning, you can refer back to these at any time in the future.

It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your certificate and PP+ points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to read, do quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them to the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world!

At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion. There is also an option to complete an extra piece of coursework for which you can achieve a course distinction.