Teaching -  postgraduate module injection therapy

Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module will provide you with appropriate advanced assessment, intervention and review of care, involving the administration of medicines via injections. 
You will be supported by our staff to explore the evidence base and clinical guidelines for your individual work area.
The module is delivered in practice as a partnership between the University and Torbay and Southern Devon Care Trust, which is delivered in practice by clinical specialist physiotherapists currently working in the relevant clinical areas.
The module is delivered in intensive blocks, with blended learning to facilitate distance study between face-to-face teaching, and also incorporate practical skills sessions. 
There is a high focus on clinical skill development including time in a specialist injection clinic with service users.
Applicants will have an identified mentor and the support of their workplace to carry out injections of prescription only medicines both during and following completion of the module.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 7 – masters degree


To be confirmed

Teaching -  postgraduate module injection therapy

Course details

At the end of the module you will be able to:
  • provide evidence of in depth systematic and relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards safe, appropriate, effective and cost effective and legal administration of medicines via injection
  • undertake advanced assessment, consultation, and history taking with the multi-disciplinary team, patients, service users and carers to identify and rationalise appropriate interventions which may include administration of medicines via injection and being able to justify these actions in complex situations
  • apply the principles of evidence based prescribing practice to identify, analyse, implement and review appropriate complex treatment pathways and interpret current national and local guidelines as applied to the administration of medications via injections
  • demonstrate critical reflection and understanding in relation of the relevant legislation, psychological patterns, governance issues, and ethics and evaluate their application to injection therapy
  • identify different pharmacological and ‘life course’ non-pharmacological approaches, critically reflecting on patient choice and issues related to concordance and formulate their application operationally and strategically to modifying disease and promoting health.
This module can be taken as a standalone professional development module; as an optional module for the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme and some relevant pathways or as an optional module for the MClinRes Clinical Research programme. Please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Entry requirements

This module is primarily aimed at physiotherapists and podiatrists. Applicants require an appropriate level of experience which would normally be five years musculoskeletal clinical practice.
To be eligible for the module you need to:
  • have a first degree, BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent
  • be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • identify a suitably qualified supervisor within practice
  • demonstrate a suitable level of expertise; this will usually be through interview
  • if English is not your first language you must have evidence of a minimum overall IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. For further information about English language requirement please view our English language requirements page.

Teaching team 

Module lead: Vasileios Lepesis , Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth.
Visiting Lecturer: Dr Carl Edwards, Specialist Upper Limb Physiotherapist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.
Visiting Lecturer: Mr Mark Maxwell, Specialist Lower Limb Physiotherapist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.
Visiting Lecturer: Mrs Emily Lovell, Specialist Upper Limb Physiotherapist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

Module dates

16, 17 December 2024 , 8, 9 ,10 January 2025 (with a submission for 10 x injections and 1,500 case reflection on 10 July 2025).
(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit. 

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
Admissions information Additional information and documentation required for the application process.Access to application forms, download guides and confirmation information. Visit our admissions homepage.


Module lead

The module lead is Vasileios Lepesis.


Please note that in addition to completing the application forms, applicants will also need to provide: 
  • Hepatitis B status
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Professional body registration
  • Mentor CV
  • 2 x references
  • Copy of your qualification certificates
  • HCPC Membership Number (if applicable).