A learning module for doctors wanting to boost their skills and confidence in managing low back pain. It is the first of four modules being offered by the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine. The modules can be taken independently and in any order, but all four modules must be successfully completed to be awarded the certificate.

DATE: Saturday, 12 November 2022

TIME: 08:30am - 17:00pm

VENUE: View Hotel, Kingsford Smith Drive & Hunt Street, Hamilton, Brisbane.

MODULE COST: GP/Specialist - $690; AAMM member- $590; Registrar/House Officer- $490; Med Student/refresher module- $390

CLOSE OF REGISTRATION: Friday 4 November 2022

Please note that due to the pre-reading requirements, registrations after Friday 4 November 2022 are unable to be processed.


  • Sharpen your diagnostic skills with more focused history taking

  • Refine your physical examination skills and make sense of your findings

  • Target and interpret lumbar spinal investigations

  • Make specific diagnosis leading to effective treatment

  • Do basic manual therapy and trigger point injections in your office

  • Prescribe appropriate exercises and medications


The module comprises a pre-reading component of approximately 6 hours in preparation for a day-long workshop of interactive tutorials, hands on physical examination and treatment techniques with feedback and case discussions.

A Multiple-Choice Test will be sent with the pre-reading and should be submitted prior to the workshop date.


  • A/Prof Michael Yelland (Convenor) - GP and Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Brisbane. Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University.

  • Dr Geoff Harding (Tutor) - Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Sandgate, Brisbane

  • Dr Bruce Jones (Tutor) - Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Taringa, Brisbane


This module is an RACGP CPD Accredited Activity (Activity Number: 186163) and has been allocated 40 CPD program points in the 2020-2022 triennium. This activity is accredited with ACRRM (Activity Number:25378) and is eligible for 8 Educational Activity Hours and 7 Performance Review Hours.

Please note that this course is open to Medical Practitioners only.

Additional Documentation

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