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An Introduction to Blood Tests for Advanced Clinical Practice

About the Course

This is an interactive one day course delivered by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, aimed at Health Care Practitioners wanting to learn about requesting and interpreting blood tests.  This course explores the basic physiology and normal values behind a range of blood tests common to musculoskeletal clinical practice. Building on this foundation, it then explores abnormal blood test values and how to interpret them in the clinical context. The tutors use case studies throughout the day to facilitate the application of theory into practice. Delegates will leave the day with a comprehensive understanding of the basics of blood test interpretation and how to justify the selection of blood test relevant to the musculoskeletal field. Resources will also be provided to support the day’s learning.

Who should attend this course?

The course is aimed at Physiotherapists, ESPs, Nurses, Podiatrists and Health Care Practitioners working in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatology fields.


  • Dr Alex Price-Forbes -  Consultant Rheumatologist at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Dr Price-Forbes has a specialist interest in general rheumatology and connective tissue diseases and education.
  • Dr James BatemanConsultant Rheumatologist at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS trust. Dr Bateman’s areas of expertise include general rheumatology problems, inflammatory conditions and vasculitis. He has a PhD in medical education and has a special interest in the use of e-learning to facilitate medical teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


  • £120.00 per delegate which includes light refreshments (please note lunch is not included), a workshop resource pack and a CPD course certificate.



Tel:      02477 655958 / 02477 655388

Jun 11

Event Time:
Start time: 09:00
End time: 16:30

Event Location:
SHB303, Coventry University, The Alison Gingell Building, Much Park Street, Coventry, CV1 2DS.

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