The Post Graduate Certificate offers a solid grounding in the anatomy and physiology of the hand and how it can be assessed.

On completion of the course you will be able to describe, identify and formulate management plans for common hand injuries and conditions.

The course comprises of five mandatory modules:

  1. Anatomy and examination of the hand
  2. Fingertip and nail bed injures 
  3. Hand and wrist fractures
  4. Tendon injuries
  5. Common conditions of the hand in clinical practice 

Learning Outcomes

• Describe the anatomy of the ligaments stabilising the wrist, DRUJ and the MCP joints

• Assess confidently the stability of these joints and identify the anatomy of the lesions

• Identify and provide a management plan for patients with ligament injuries and their post op rehabilitation.

Spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles are continuously contracted. This contraction causes stiffness or tightness of the muscles and can interfere with normal movement, speech, and gait. Spasticity is usually caused by damage to the portion of the brain or spinal cord that controls voluntary movement.

The assessment and management of acute hand burns and their complications 

Learn how to perform

•appropriate assessment
•immediate, intermediate and definitive treatment
•common problems in burnt hands 
•how to avoid these