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The diploma course in orthopaedic medicine consists of different course modules which cover all theoretical and practical details about clinical reasoning, diagnosis and treatment strategy. Those courses are designed for MD's and PT's with specific interest in musculoskeletal medicine.
The sequence and the structure of the modules can vary from country to country, also depending on the specific wishes of the local organisation partner. Finally the intrinsic global content is always similar, regardless from the chosen course structure.
After attending the orthopaedic medicine courses, consisting of a basic and an advanced training program ithe therapist must be able:
Besides achieving a diagnosis one must also know how to achieve a diferential diagnosis including the recognition of red flags. The therapist has to take into account changing the treatment procedure if necessary, also with emphasis on self treatment and prophylactic strategies in order to help the patient to return to his normal daily activities in a most optimal way.