‘Refer or Keep?

Clinical decision making when faced

with possible serious pathology’

Master Class

Laura Finucane

21 June, 2018

1:00 pm-5:00 pm





  • Using a series of case studies and practical examination the master class will;

  • Examine which pathologies can mimic musculoskeletal conditions. 

  • Increase the awareness of non - musculoskeletal causes of pain.

  • Consider what questions will help to determine the cause of symptoms.

  • Review which tests or further investigations should be used to help in diagnosis.

  • Understand when onward referral (refer) is necessary and when it is safe to monitor patients (keep).