Surface palpation: The shoulder complex

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 5 hours
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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.

We will delve into the core elements of shoulder 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 shoulder complex
  • Easily identify the muscle bellies and attachments of the most important muscles
  • Apply their anatomical knowledge to their clients

Agenda

Day 1

Pre course readingOnline

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 shoulder complex musculoskeletal:

  • Structures
  • Locations
  • Muscular attachments
  1. Short, bitesized video lessons demonstrating bones and bony landmarks on skeleton

Face to face session

Delegates are taken through, step by step, how to palpate anatomical structures of the shoulder complex. 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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