Lesson Overview

Access: 60 days 

Cost: $120.00 NZD 

Includes CPD Certificate

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

This self-paced, online learning course provides a grounding in medical diagnostic imaging concepts for the musculoskeletal system with a focus on the Cardiorespiratory and Central Nervous Systems.

In this course, we cover:

Cardiorespiratory System

  • Imaging of the cardiorespiratory system
  • Chest X-ray
  • Advanced pulmonary system imaging
  • Pulmonary pathology
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Angiography
  • Cardiac and vascular pathology
  • Stress testing
  • DVT risk and imaging
  • Imaging guidelines and ACR criteria for cardiopulmonary imaging

Central Nervous System

  • Imaging & evaluation of trauma and pathology
  • Trauma imaging
    • Skull fractures
    • Epidural hematoma
    • Subdural hematoma
  • Cerebrovascular pathology
  • Neurological diseases (MS, dementia)
  • Infection
  • Syrinx
  • Myelopathy
  • Stenosis
  • Tumours
  • Psychiatric disorders

Learning Activities:

  • Handouts (4)
  • Video presentations (4)
  • Quiz (2)

Study Time:
Approx. 1.5 hours 

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

    • About your instructor

    • Copyright Warning Notice

  2. 2
    • Cardiorespiratory System │ Part 1

    • Cardiorespiratory System │ Part 2

    • Test Your Knowledge!

    • Cardiorespiratory System │ Quiz

  3. 3
    • Central Nervous System │Part 1

    • Central Nervous System │Part 2

    • Test Your Knowledge!

    • Central Nervous System │ Quiz

  4. 4
    • Before you go...



Dr Jack Miller

Dr. Miller completed his BSc in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

He then spent six years in New Zealand where he completed an advanced specialty Diploma of Manipulative Therapy. During this program he was directly mentored by both Robin McKenzie and Brian Mulligan. On returning to Canada he completed a Masters of Clinical Science at Western University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine.

Jack has been the senior editor of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Journal, an executive member of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA, the President of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy and a member of the CPA Specialization accreditation committee.

He currently works as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist in the Toronto region.