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competencies in MSK

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by moggy, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. moggy

    moggy Active Member

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    Hello all

    wondering if you can help - we are trying to put together some competencies for the MSK part of our service and rather than reinventing the wheel - I wonder if any of you guys have had to do this already - I f you have could you sned me details - cheers :drinks:drinks
  2. Mart

    Mart Well-Known Member

    Enrol for one of the MSc Pod Surgery Courses
  3. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    Thanks but I already have an MSc
  4. Mart

    Mart Well-Known Member

    what competancies do you see which might fall outside of the MSc program? You mention not wanting to re-invent the wheel


  5. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    Sorry I don't seem to be making myself clear - as a clinical lead it is my job to ensure that the more junior staff are capable practitioners - this lead to the introduction of competencies ie examination of a knee etc - we do not have the funding to send everyone on Masters courses and this would possibly be unnecessary aswell - so the reason I was asking if anyone has already completed work on this was to try and save a bit of work - once we have the competencies written up I can then identify areas of training for staff or identify staff that would be suitable for promotion as and when it arrives
  6. Mart

    Mart Well-Known Member

    Where I was coming from is that the MSc Program lays out competencies which are teaching goals and also evaluated attributes. If nothing else this seems a good starting point which has been developed with fairly authorative peer review. I guess I feel that the universites in the UK have gone to great pains to make this education available to working practitioners and as a profession if we aspire to a modicom of respectability within the medical community we should be taking advantage of this. As idealistic as it might sound I feel that those within the health planning roles should be encouraging podiatrists to take this route and at the very least facilitating the possibility.


  7. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    I couldn't agree more - but if there is anyone out there with a copy of the competncies they use or if you have any - it would be great to see them
  8. Mart

    Mart Well-Known Member

    I'll dig up some stuff and post it latter


  9. Mart

    Mart Well-Known Member

    Here's a summary of the Podiatrics Mechanics module content

    This module will enable the post-graduate student to analyse normal and pathological gait from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective. It will introduce and review the principles of mechanics which underpin all aspects of movement and compensation in the lower limb. In addition the concept of referred pain will be explored as an alternative origin of pain.

    It is anticipated that the student will have the following prior knowledge

    • A knowledge of the gait cycle phases and joint movements
    • The concentric and eccentric muscular contractions during the gait cycle.
    • Common foot pathologies, and compensatory mechanisms

    Module Syllabus

    • Principles of mechanics –Apply Newton’s laws of motion to the lower limb, analyse the forces applied to the lower limb during gait. Define ground reaction force and relate to the gait cycle.
    • Calculate moments of force acting around joints, using simple calculations
    • Define pressure, identify methods of pressure analysis and consider advantages and disadvantages of their application.
    • Calculate pressure using simple calculations
    • Analyse common pressure patterns associated with common foot pathologies or surgical intervention.
    • Introduce the principles of kinematic analysis and its application in gait studies.
    • Identify and appraise the literature pertaining to the aetiology pathology and conservative management of common foot disorders.
    • Referred pain – the sacroiliac joint and lower back as a source of pain in the lower limb.
    • Conservative management strategies, the role of the multidisciplinary team in the management of common lower limb pathologies.

    Learning and Teaching Strategies

    • Interactive keynote lectures
    • Practical sessions
    • Student led seminars (Problem based learning)
    • Independent studies.

    The module will be coordinated and delivered by lecturers from the School of Health Sciences Queen Margaret University together with external specialists.

    I believe that John Veto is taking over as program leader
    E-mail address jveto@qmu.ac.uk

    Hopes this helps. I'll try and dig up some of the other modules



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  10. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    Thanks Mart
    are you actually Canadian or British?

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