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25th March – Part 1 Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine
22nd April – Part 2 Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine
St. Georges Hospital, Tooting, London SW17 0QT

The Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine was originally instituted by the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine in 1992 and initially hosted by the Society of Apothecaries of London. It is now run directly by BIMM and is held at St George’s, University of London. It is open to candidates from any statutorily regulated health-care profession who have made a special study of the assessment and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders.
It is the intention of the Examinations Board that this qualification will indicate that a practitioner is able to manage independently patients with common musculoskeletal problems in a primary, intermediate or secondary care setting.

BIMM Spring Symposium – “Brighton Peer Review”
12th April
Holiday Inn, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2JF

The 2014 BIMM Spring Symposium presents an exciting and varied array of musculoskeletal topics ranging from the groundbreaking microbiological research that identified the organism associated with chronic intervertebral disc disease to the use of mindfulness meditation in the management of chronic pain. The knee will be in the spotlight this year with lectures on the role of physiotherapy and acupuncture in the management of conditions associated with this joint followed by a look at the current management guidelines for some of these in primary care. Learning points will be emphasised in a variety of short workshops.

Sports and Exercise Medicine, the Lower Limb
12th – 14th July
LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH

The course is a general introduction to sports medicine. With reference to lower limb injury and overuse syndromes the student will learn about the wider range of diagnostic possibilities encountered in the sports medicine clinic and their management. The hip, knee, ankle and foot will be covered comprehensively in terms of anatomy, function, clinical presentations, medical and surgical management.

Sept Foundation Course
27th – 29th
LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH

This module will cover the essentials of history taking and systematic physical examination of the musculoskeletal system. You will be introduced to the neurophysiology of pain and the relevance of the dysfunction model to understanding the modern epidemic of backpain. You will learn how to assess posture, gait and function and develop your manual skills in diagnosis of soft tissue dysfunction. Through understanding of joint mechanics and physiology you will begin to learn the principles of mobilisation and manipulation. Demonstration of diagnostic technique on clinic patients in later modules together with small group sessions will help you integrate this new knowledge and skills into your own practice.

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