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162038 - Assessment and Management of Low Back Pain

  • : Online

This module aims to outline an efficient and careful approach to the assessment and management of patients with lumbar spinal pain seen in a general practice setting. It aims to teach the clinical features that offer the best route to a specific diagnosis including history taking, practice at examination, investigation & clinical reasoning. Several management strategies will be addressed with practical involvement of all.

Relevance to General Practice

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Learning outcomes
  • Apply a systems based approach to assessment of low back complaints minimise misdiagnosis and unnecessary investigations and to improve management
  • Utilise evidence-informed history taking methods for patients with low back complaints
  • Utilise reliable and valid physical examination tests with patients with back complaints
  • Utilise investigations for low back pain judiciously and interpret the results in light of existing evidence about them.
  • Effectively and appropriately manage patients with low back complaints
  • Delivery
    162038 - Assessment and Management of Low Back Pain
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    7.5 hours
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    7.5 hours
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