Advanced Workshop in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections

Course Overview

The Advanced Workshop in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections will teach you helpful techniques in the diagnosis and
therapy of various musculoskeletal conditions. The procedures are most often used to reduce inflammation, provide pain relief
and alleviate stiffness in tendons, muscles and joints of the shoulder, knee, or hip. The program thus addresses a highly sought-after service of the ageing population and gives you the opportunity to practise your skills on cadavers.

The workshop can be completed individually or as module 1 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.


This workshop is for General Practitioners only. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge or specific training in the joint puncture or soft tissue injecting. This workshop can be completed individually or as module 1 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.

Course contents and learning outcomes

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of General Practitioners who are interested in performing joint puncture and soft tissue injections.

This workshop will provide the practitioner with skills at an introductory level including: 

  • Principles of joint puncture
  • Principles of soft tissue injections
  • Joint anatomy and safe treatment
  • Local anaesthesia and safe practices
  • Specific conditions that require joint puncture and soft tissue injections

Course Outline

Friday Evening

6:00pm - 6:30pm Registration Sign-in and collect your lanyard
6:30pm - 7:30pm Theory Principles
  • Assessment
  • Preparation
  • Equipment
  • Procedure

Efficacy and Costing

7:30pm - 7:45pm Break  
7:45pm - 9:45pm Practical


  • Upper limb
  • Lower limb

Meet your instructor

Dr Gerard
Dr Gerard Ahern

Final Year & GP Coordinator, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Anatomist (University of Notre Dame), Honorary Senior Fellow in Anatomy (University of Melbourne), Member Board of Examiners (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists), Honorary Associate Professor (Oceania University), Tutor and Lecturer (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) & co-author of the best-selling book 'General Anatomy'

Dates and locations


7 July 2017

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


22 September 2017

The University of Sydney




Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.



Full payment on the day of registration

BUNDLE PRICING: If you complete the workshop as module 1 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures, the fee for both programs combined is $3,490.


Course delivery and assessment

The practical workshop is held in the evenings (after hours) to meet the needs of time-poor medical professionals. The workshop includes hands-on performance on cadavers under the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner who specialises in the field. Participants are required to complete a pre-workshop reading activity. There is no formal assessment, but specific individual feedback is provided by the workshop presenter.


Advanced Certificate Pathway

This advanced workshop may be credited towards the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures. Examination questions will need to be completed for credit. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for more details.


Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of attandance.

RACGP: 8 Category 2 QI&CPD points
ACRRM: 4 PRPD points

This workshop:

  • Is recognised by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). The RNZCGP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Peer review and audit are compulsory.

How can we help you?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Education Advisors if you have any questions, require more information or would like to discuss your learning requirements. We look forward to assisting you.

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