Cost: $199NZD | Payment plan available

Access: 12 months

This self-paced, online learning course provides a grounding in medical diagnostic imaging concepts for the musculoskeletal system with a focus on the upper limb including the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist & hand.

Includes "Introduction to Medical Imaging" Course FREE!

New advanced practice opportunities are rapidly emerging for Physiotherapists in primary health care, emergency departments, orthopaedic and other medical specialties. Referral rights for imaging are also becoming more common in many health professions.

Why is this course important?

This online learning program has been developed to prepare you to take on these evolving practice roles. It will provide others with a broader view of the use of medical imaging in clinical practice. 

About this course:

This self-paced, online learning course provides a grounding in medical diagnostic imaging concepts for the musculoskeletal system with a focus on the upper limb. 

The course covers:

•    Common imaging investigations for the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist & hand

•    Common x-ray views and evaluation

•    CT and MRI for the upper limb

•    Upper limb trauma

o    Fractures & dislocations

o    Complications

o    Soft tissue injury

o    Finger fractures & tendon injuries

•    Common upper limb pathologies

o    Tendon conditions

o    Neuropathies

o    Osteoarthritis

o    Tumours

o    Rheumatoid arthritis

o    Infections

•    Upper limb imaging guidelines & criteria

Online learning is supported by the provision of clinical utilization guidelines & practice recommendations with downloadable reference sheets. 

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is open to Allied Health Professionals practicing in all areas of the health care system. Participants do not require prior experience in ordering medical imaging. 

Study time:

  • Introduction to Medical Imaging Course: 4 hours
  • Shoulder & Elbow Course: 2 hours
  • Forearm, Wrist & Hand Course: 1.5 hours

"Skeletal System" package: 

If you are interested in this area consider:

Medical Imaging “Skeletal System” package that includes Spine, Upper Limb & Lower Limb units for a discounted price. 

Information in this course should not replace imaging referral and practice guidelines available in your region.


Instructor Dr Jack Miller


Dr. Miller completed his BSc in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. He then spent six years in New Zealand where he completed the Post-Graduate Diploma of Manipulative Therapy in 1984 being the first non-New Zealander to do so. During this program he had the opportunity to be directly mentored by both Robin McKenzie and Brian Mulligan. On returning to Canada, he went on to complete a Masters of Clinical Science at Western University in London and a Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine in the USA.

Jack has been the senior editor of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Journal, an executive member of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA, the President of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy, a member of the CPA Specialization accreditation committee, the conference chair for IFOMPT 2012, and a founding member of the Mulligan Concept Teacher’s Association.

He has presented at conferences internationally, published research articles in peer-reviewed journals, multiple textbook chapters and taught high level, evidence-based manual therapy courses internationally since 1990.

Jack holds an academic teaching position at the University of Toronto is a co-director of Key Clinical Skills and works clinically as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist triaging for fluoroscopy-guided spine injections procedures.