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Musculoskeletal and Neurological Assessment

Explore musculoskeletal (MSK) and neurological conditions along with assessment techniques.

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Assessment
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

The course describes the most common musculoskeletal (MSK) and neurological conditions.

It explores assessment techniques, the red flag symptoms, as well as implications for both MSK and neurological conditions.

It also uses a case study to demonstrate how some neurological conditions manifest.

What topics will you cover?

  • Assessment of the musculoskeletal (MSK) system
  • What are the most likely abnormal MSK presentations?
  • Assessment of the neurological system
  • How some common neurological conditions manifest

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the assessment techniques for musculoskeletal and neurological systems
  • Classify common MSK and neurological presentations
  • Explore the red flag findings and their implications

Who is the course for?

The target audience for this course is any experienced nurse who wishes to, or finds themselves in a position to need to, extend their knowledge and skills to assess the health of their patients to diagnosis.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Specialising in emergency care, Nicky Parker-Summers has 35 years clinical experience, including military nursing. She came to education in 2003, becoming an Assistant Professor in 2016.

With over 20 years experience, working nationally and internationally, within Acute and Emergency care, Claire has developed her own skills and experience to share knowledge and improve patient care.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry