Surface palpation: Knee

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 5 hours

Course details

Curated and delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, who has taught anatomy globally for over 10 years to a wide range of healthcare professions, including physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, massage therapists, dentists and sports therapists. Breeze Academy is one of the leading independent providers of healthcare training, worldwide.

Course details

We will delve into the core elements of knee anatomy - bones, bony landmarks, joints and muscles. Through our tried and tested methods of teaching anatomy, delegates will feel confident to:

  • Palpate all major bony landmarks of the knee
  • Easily identify the muscle bellies and attachments of the most important muscles
  • Apply their anatomical knowledge to their clients


Day 1

Pre course lessonsOnline

Here, you will access our course overview, outcomes and aims to prepare you for the face to face session.

Online content

  1. Course handouts, including all knee musculoskeletal:
  • Structures
  • Locations
  • Muscular attachments
  1. Short, bitesized video lessons demonstrating bones and bony landmarks on a skeleton

Face to face surface anatomy palpation

Delegates are taken through, step by step, how to palpate anatomical structures of the knee. We do this through:

  • Tutor demonstration of bony landmarks
  • Delegates practice on each other, in small groups

  • Tutor demonstrates palpation techniques for muscles, grouped by their actions

  • Delegates practice on each other, in small groups

Body marking equipment will be provided throughout to aid visualisation of deeper structures

Online consolidationOnline

Delegates will have the opportunity to test themselves via light-touch MCQ's and revisit pre recorded palpation videos

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