Cervical & Thoracic Spine Module

This self-paced, online learning course provides a grounding in medical diagnostic imaging concepts for the musculoskeletal system with a focus on the cervical and thoracic spine, including the skull and TMJ.

Includes "Introduction to Medical Imaging" Course FREE!

New advanced practice opportunities are rapidly emerging for Physiotherapists in primary health care, emergency departments, orthopaedic and other medical specialties. Referral rights for imaging are also becoming more common in many health professions.


How will this course help?

This online learning program has been developed to prepare you to take on these evolving practice roles and will provide others with a broader view of the use of medical imaging in clinical practice.

About this course:

This self-paced, online learning course provides a grounding in medical diagnostic imaging concepts for the musculoskeletal system with a focus on the cervical and thoracic spine, including the skull and TMJ.

The course covers:

•    Common imaging investigations for the cervical & thoracic spine

•    Common x-ray views and evaluation

•    CT and MRI of the cervical & thoracic spine

•    Cervical & thoracic spine trauma

o    Fractures & classifications

o    Dislocations

o    Soft tissue injury

•    Common spinal pathologies

o    Degenerative disease & myelopathy

o    Scoliosis

o    Osteoporosis

o    Disc herniations

o    Ankylosing spondylitis

o    Spinal infections

•    Cervical & thoracic spine imaging guidelines & criteria

o    C-spine rules

o    Nexus criteria

•    Skull and TMJ trauma & pathology

The online learning is supported by provision of clinical utilization guidelines & practice recommendations with downloadable reference sheets. 

Study time:

  • Introduction to Medical Imaging Course: 4 hours
  • Cervical & Thoracic Spine Course: 2 hours


Information in this course should not replace imaging referral and practice guidelines available in your area.

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