Serious Pathology of the Spine

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from NHS Health Education England provides an overview of common serious pathologies, that could masquerade as musculoskeletal conditions. It includes inflammatory joint conditions, including axial and peripheral arthropathies and It describes the possible signs and symptoms to look out for. It describes when it is necessary to refer on and highlights the speed of onward referral depending on the presentation.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe which serious pathologies are likely to affect the spine and peripheral joints

Describe how to recognise axial and peripheral inflammatory joint symptoms

Describe the management of serious pathologies and inflammatory arthropathies

Justify why you might investigate patients to rule out these pathologies

Identify timely pathways and appropriate to follow based on index of suspicion

Evaluate early warning signs for serious pathology

Describe associated conditions which increase the likelihood of pathologies