Serious Disorders Masquerading as Musculoskeletal Pain
Volume 1 (Case Scenarios) 

  • Learning Alone: Provides a CPD certificate for 5 hours.
  • Learning with Others: Provides suggestions to review the content with a colleague.

Format: Self-Directed Online CPD with 24/7 Access

Course Format

This is an online self-paced program, giving you the flexibility to complete your CPD requirements, at home, at work or anywhere with an Internet connection. You can log in and log out as many times as you wish. You will have unlimited online access to the course during its approval period. Do you have some free time between patient appointments? Why not use this time to progress through this CPD course!

Course Description and Content

This course includes clinical case scenarios of patients presenting with apparent mechanical musculoskeletal pain, but who have instead, serious underlying disorders that you don’t want to miss! For each patient, the course covers key aspects of the patient’s history and examination, clinical reasoning, exclusion of red flags and several examination videos.

Unit 1 – Prostate cancer metastasis presenting as low back pain
Unit 2 – Abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting as back pain
Unit 3 – Vertebral artery dissection presenting as neck pain and headache
Unit 4 – Osteosarcoma presenting as shoulder pain
Unit 5 – Lung cancer presenting as thoracolumbar pain

Red Flag Recognition and Patient Examination Videos

The course includes a set of questions that you can ask your patients to help identify any red flags that indicate the presence of serious underlying conditions. Relevant clinical examination videos are also included for you to sharpen your clinical skills.


Each course unit includes a short online multiple-choice quiz. When you have completed the learning material in a unit, you will be able to access its quiz.

Certificate of Completion

When you have completed the course, you will be able to immediately download your Certificate of Completion.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be better able to:

    • Take a focused patient history and perform a targeted physical examination.
    • Recognise serious disorders that masquerade as mechanical musculoskeletal pain.
    • Improve your clinical reasoning and diagnostic accuracy.
    • Recognise “red flags” which may indicate serious pathology.


Only one payment of £40 (Inc VAT). No ongoing subscriptions! No monthly commitments!

Complete the course in 3 easy steps!

1. Enrol in this CPD Course.
2. Complete the learning activities at your pace.
3. Complete the multiple-choice quizzes when it suits you and then download your Certificate of Completion. If you have any questions, please contact us.

System and Equipment Requirements

This CPD course has been optimised to work on personal computers, tablets and smartphones when using the most recent versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

Course Authors

Our course materials and resources have been developed and reviewed by a team of practitioners with extensive academic and clinical experience in musculoskeletal conditions. Our courses have been designed to provide participants with the most up-to-date diagnostic procedures and interpretations, with content that has been compiled from evidence-based resources including peer-reviewed journals, specialist organisations and authoritative texts.


If you have questions or concerns about this CPD course meeting your professional registration requirements please contact your professional registration office to obtain pertinent information.

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