Radiography Prescription for Physiotherapists

$400.00

This course has been approved by the Professional Order of Physiotherapy of Quebec (OPPQ). It was developed for physiotherapists who wish to meet all the requirements of the certificate that has been issued by the Professional Order of Physiotherapy of Quebec (OPPQ) regarding the regulation authorizing physiotherapists to prescribe x-rays.

This distance-learning program has been developed to prepare you to take on the rapidly evolving practice roles that will include the ordering of medical diagnostic imaging in specific circumstances. It is a self-directed, distance-learning program which provides over 15 contact hours of self-paced learning through 10 comprehensive audio-visual modules supported by videos and additional resource materials. Participants will

    1. Be able to apply the utility (the circumstances and conditions) authorizing physiotherapists to prescribe x-rays
    2. Be able to recognize and describe the role of the physiotherapists in prescribing x-rays in the context of the Quebec environment
    3. Be grounded in medical diagnostic imaging concepts for the musculoskeletal system
    4. Appreciate the interprofessional collaboration of the physiotherapists as it applies to the continuum of care in the prescription of x-rays

The imaging views and modalities used along with the common pathologies as seen on medical diagnostic imaging will be detailed. Clinical utilization guidelines and practice recommendations are delivered with quick reference summary tables provided in the downloadable handouts, which may be retained for future reference. A certificate of completion is provided for your professional portfolio and recertification provided biennially through an ongoing competency maintenance program. Successful completion of this course allows you to apply for certification from the OPPQ to prescribe x-rays.

This course is open to students and graduate physiotherapists practicing in all areas of the health care system. Participants do not require prior experience in ordering medical imaging. As all program content is delivered on-line, reliable access to Internet services should be secured. Prospective registrants can contact the instructor at admin@competencescliniques.ca if they require more information about the program.

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This course has been approved by the Professional Order of Physiotherapy of Quebec (OPPQ). It was developed for physiotherapists who wish to meet all the requirements of the certificate that has been issued by the Professional Order of Physiotherapy of Quebec (OPPQ) regarding the regulation authorizing physiotherapists to prescribe x-rays.

This distance-learning program has been developed to prepare you to take on the rapidly evolving practice roles that will include the ordering of medical diagnostic imaging in specific circumstances. It is a self-directed, distance-learning program which provides over 15 contact hours of self-paced learning through 10 comprehensive audio-visual modules supported by videos and additional resource materials. Participants will

    1. Be able to apply the utility (the circumstances and conditions) authorizing physiotherapists to prescribe x-rays
    2. Be able to recognize and describe the role of the physiotherapists in prescribing x-rays in the context of the Quebec environment
    3. Be grounded in medical diagnostic imaging concepts for the musculoskeletal system
    4. Appreciate the interprofessional collaboration of the physiotherapists as it applies to the continuum of care in the prescription of x-rays
Unit 1

Key concepts of radiology

 

  • Key concepts of radiology
  • X-rays
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Bone Scan
Unit 2

Basics of radiology evaluation

 

  • Basics of radiology evaluation
  • ABC’s approach to viewing
  • Radiographic evaluation of skeletal pathology
  • Evaluation of fractures and dislocations (subtle features and pediatrics)
  • The 11 predictors of skeletal pathology
Unit 3

Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine Evaluation

 

  • Cervical Spine Evaluation
  • CT and MRI of the cervical spine
  • Cervical spine pathology
  • Thoracic spine evaluation
  • Thoracic spine pathology
Unit Four

Lumbar Spine, Pelvic Evaluation

 

  • Lumbar spine evaluation
  • Advanced imaging of the lumbar spine
  • Pathology and fractures
  • Alignment; spondylolysis and spondylolysthesis
  • Disc prolapse
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Pelvis and hip evaluation
  • Pelvis and hip pathology
Unit 5

Hip, knee, foot, ankle evaluation

  • Hip evaluation
  • Hip/proximal femur pathology
  • Knee evaluation
  • Knee fractures and pathology
  • Other pathology
  • Ankle and foot evaluation
  • Imaging of the ankle
  • Imaging of the foot
  • Ankle and foot fractures and pathology
Unit 6

Shoulder and Shoulder Girdle Evaluation

 

  • Shoulder and Shoulder Girdle Evaluation
  • Imaging of the shoulder girdle
  • Shoulder and shoulder girdle fractures and pathology
  • Elbow and forearm evaluation
  • Imaging of the elbow
  • Elbow and forearm fractures, dislocations and pathology
Unit 7

Evaluation of the hand and wrist

  • Evaluation of the hand and wrist
  • Imaging of the hand and wrist
  • Hand and wrist fractures and pathology
Unit 8

Integration of Imaging

Legal requirements

  • Integrating Imaging into Practice
  • Role of imaging in the diagnostic process
  • Imaging request forms
  • Imaging Documentation
  • Quick Use Reference Guides
  • Further reading / resources
  • Practice of radiological anatomy and pathological identification
  • Online resources for further study
  • OPPQ Regulations
  • Record Keeping
  • Ethics
Unit Nine

ACR Gudelines

  • ACR guidelines for the MSK system
Unit Ten

Integrate imagery into your practice, Regulations, additional studies

 

 

  • Practice of radiological anatomy and pathology identification
  • Pathology Recognition
  • Case Studies

The imaging views and modalities used along with the common pathologies as seen on medical diagnostic imaging will be detailed. Clinical utilization guidelines and practice recommendations are delivered with quick reference summary tables provided in the downloadable handouts, which may be retained for future reference. A certificate of completion is provided for your professional portfolio and recertification provided biennially through an ongoing competency maintenance program. Successful completion of this course allows you to apply for certification from the OPPQ to prescribe x-rays.

This course is open to students and graduate physiotherapists practicing in all areas of the health care system. Participants do not require prior experience in ordering medical imaging. As all program content is delivered on-line, reliable access to Internet services should be secured. Prospective registrants can contact the instructor atadmin@competencescliniques.caif they require more information about the program.