Access: 30 days 

Cost: $60.00 NZD 

Includes CPD Certificate

Identification of red flag indicators of serious and life-threatening pathology is critical in primary health care.

In this lesson, we cover:

  • Definition of 'red flags'.
  • Red flag identifiers: screening and assessment.
  • Presentation and risk factors for serious conditions presenting with shoulder pain.
  • Referral prioritisation.

Learning Activities:
  • Pre-reading articles (3)
  • Video presentation (38 mins)
  • Quiz

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Define a ‘red flag’.
  • List ‘red-flag identifiers’ for conditions that may present with shoulder pain including associated risk factors.
  • List and describe the risk factors and red flag identifiers for specific pathologies that cause shoulder and upper limb referred pain.
  • Know the referral prioritisation for suspected medical conditions.


Study Time:
Approx. 3 hours



Lesson curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

    • How to use this course

    • Copyright Warning Notice

    • About you

  2. 2
    • Manual

    • Pre-Reading

    • Video Presentation

  3. 3
    • Red Flags | Quiz

  4. 4
    • Before you go...