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NEW COURSE: 13th Southampton Hand Course - 'Hand Emergencies'

Login to the members area to download our AGM Minutes 2017 

Have your say in the future of physiotherpy - Physiotherapy Priority Setting Partnership: Final Workshop

More exciting BAHT Level I & II Validated Courses added - view details

iSARAH, RA Hand Exercise Training, free online course for Physios and OTs

View details of the next Midlands Regional Group meeting in Nottinham




Postoperative Hand Therapy Practice Patterns Following Trapeziectomy - Please·take part in this student survey - deadline·22/12/2017

Starting out in Research - 2 short courses on Getting Started



The Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery (Nottingham) have recently launched the HandSRev database. This is a listing of systematic reviews relevant to hand surgery (and hand therapy). An excellent resource and great place to start when looking for the latest evidence...

Useful document with staffing recommendations in hand therapy: Hand surgery in the UK: Manpower, resources, standards and training (BSSH 2007)

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Level I Courses


11th to 13th April 2018

Location:  St James' Hospital, Dublin 8
Contact: Hand Dynamics
Tel: 003531 8092523/8528318

16th to 18th May 2018

Location: Mount Vernon Hospital, Middlesex
Contact: Juliette Bray
Tel: 020 7317 7703


12th to 14th September 2018 

Location: London


28th to 30th November 2018 (Pending Validation)

Location: Enterprise Centre, Derby
Contact:  Linda Tozer
Tel: 01332 787491


Level II Courses



25th to 27th April 2018 - Wrist

Location: Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Information and applications contact: Sarah Barnard on
Tel: 01246 512177

24th to 26th June 2018 - Splinting A Clinical Reasoning Approach

Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Contact: Debbie Miles
Price:  from £430


21st to 23rd September 2018 - Optimising Soft Tissue Repair (Pending Validation)

Location: Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex.
Contact: Nikki Burr/Ella Donnison
Tel: 07766554787


28th to 30th September 2018 - Surgery & Therapy Management of Flexor/Extensor Tendon Injuries to the Hand (Pending Validation)

Location: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Contact: Suzanne Beale
Tel: 0121 3713488


3rd to 5th October 2018 - Radiographic Imaging of the Hand

Location: University of Derby Enterprise Centre
Contact: Ella Donnison
Tel: 01332 786964


6th to 8th December 2018 - PIPJ (Pending Validation)

Location: Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
Information and applications contact:  Gemma Willis on
Tel: 02392 286130 or 02392 286899


Burn Injuries of the Hand and Upper Limb - Date TBC (Pending Validation)

Location: Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Contact:  Nicole Glassey
Tel: 07901500713




Level III Courses


B94027 Contemporary Practices in Injection Therapy (Upper Limb), Year February 2018


Total Credits: 20    Status: Live


Taught Semesters and Assessment Period:



  • 19-02-2018
  • 20-02-2018
  • 26-02-2018
  • 27-02-2018
  • 05-03-2018
  • 06-03-2018
  • 16-04-2018
  • 17-04-2018



Session Availability: Taught every year




Students must be show evidence of advanced practitioner level anatomy, musculoskeletal assessment, clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis skills. Evidence will be provide in the form of 2 sealed anonymous references from their employer and /or qualified practitioners.




Expected Number of Students Taking Module: 24


Is This a Cap?: Y


Restriction for Cap: Number of students that can be safely supported during practical sessions by 2 lecturers


Target Students: medical practitioners and nonmedical practitioners who have approval from their appropriate regulatory body and/or employer practising in the field of benign upper limb neuromusculoskeletal disorders or other acceptable related field.


Summary of Content: This module will examine and evaluate the theoretical principles underpinning contemporary practices in injection therapy. Emphasis will be on pharmacology, patient selection and the application of injection therapy for patients with upper limb benign musculoskeletal disorders. The conceptual basis of the therapy will be explored and a review of the literature undertaken based on documented research evidence. The practical focus will be on the enhancement and development of psychomotor, communication and presentation skills.

Assessment Details:




Type : Exam 1 Percentage  50% practical examination: injection technique Requirements Length: 1 hour


Type: Coursework 1 Percentage: 0%  Requirement Length: One injection log sheet for minimum of 10 injections.


Type: Coursework 2  Percentage 50%  Requirement Length: 3,000 word case study.


Module Convenor:  Dr C Diver, Health Sciences


Administration Details: Sharon Goodwin


Student Services Administrator


City Hospital Student Services


The University of Nottingham


Clinical Sciences Building


City Hospital


Nottingham, NG5 1PB


t: +44 (0) 115 82 31927




Relationship Subject School Percentage of Contribution is administered by Physiotherapy Health Sciences 100%


Aims: The module aims to advance the students’ knowledge of the theoretical bases pertaining to injection therapy in the management of upper limb musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. It aims to develop the students’ ability to evaluate the evidence upon which established practices are based. It aims to facilitate the anatomical and clinical reasoning skills that underpin injection therapy. It aims to develop students psychomotor skills and the safe practice of injection techniques.


Learning Outcomes: The students should be able to: Discuss the evidence for injection therapy in the management of upper limb MSK disorders; Explain the pharmacology of drugs commonly used in injection therapy; State the indications, contraindications and side effects of injection therapy; Understand and interpret examination findings of patients presenting with upper limb musculoskeletal disorders, in the selection of injection therapy as a preferred treatment option; Clearly define the appropriate aftercare for patients receiving injection therapy; Intellectual Skills The student should be able to:


  • Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning through a synthesis of practical, theoretical and experiential learning;



  • Critically evaluate accepted theories and practice surrounding injection therapy;


  • Reflect on, and evaluate, ones own abilities and the impact of the module on clinical practice;


  • Analyse and interpret research findings in the management of patients, with upper limb musculoskeletal dysfunction, with injection therapy;


  • Professional Practical Skills



The student should be able to:



  • Administer upper limb corticosteroid and local anaesthetic peripheral intraand extraarticular injections safely and effectively;


  • Perform joint aspiration safely and effectively;


  • Be able to manage side effects of injection therapy safely and effectively;


  • Communicate using written, verbal and nonverbal modes;



  • Use information technology to identify and access information.


Transferable (key) Skills The student should be able to: Demonstrate time management and workload planning; Use information technology to search for relevant literature, source information and prepare presentations; Demonstrate the application of a variety of communication skills e.g. patient interaction, presentations, written reports; Display skills of critical analysis, problem solving and reflective practice.




Upcoming Non-Validated Courses

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Friday 13th April 2018, 09.00 am – 17.00 pm
Manchester Conference Centre



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The 13th Southampton Hand Course

For Hand Therapists and Surgeons
Friday 29th June 2018
Chilworth Manor Hotel, Southampton

Cost £95