Short courses


Performing Arts Medicine (PAM) Day

  • 6 hours
  • 1 day (9:30am to 5:30pm)


This face-to-face one-day course provides an introduction to performing arts medicine (PAM) through talks and interactive sessions on a variety of topics in this emerging field of medicine.

It's aimed at health professionals, stage performers, and students and staff in health sciences and performance academies.

You'll learn about aspects of:

  • clinical assessment of performers
  • performance psychology
  • hypermobility
  • rehabilitation of performers

You'll hear about recent scientific research on performing arts medicine and also have the opportunity to discuss PAM careers.

The course is run by the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science at UCL.

Who this course is for

This course will be of interest to:

  • health practitioners
  • students in health sciences
  • stage performers
  • students and staff at music and dance colleges

Course content and structure

The day will run from 9:30am to 5:30pm and lunch will be provided.

Every year a selected group of speakers gives themed talks on aspects of Performing Arts Medicine in order for our attendees to build up a useful portfolio of PAM knowledge over time.

This year on the PAM DAY theme is ‘Voice & Hearing for Performers’.

Learning outcomes

This course will help you:

  • diversify and adjust your clinical approach to assessing a performer
  • understand the science of performance psychology 
  • consider hypermobility and other unique traits that affect performance
  • review prevention, health education, and rehabilitation of a performer in clinical practice and performance education.
  • appreciate research studies in performing arts medicine

Cost and concessions

The fees are:

  • £55 - students 
  • £85 - standard

Further information

The Division of Surgery & Interventional Science also runs an MSc in Performing Arts Medicine. Find out more about this Master's programme on the Division's website.



Course information last modified: 18 Apr 2023, 10:20