Short Course

Musculoskeletal Management of Rheumatological Conditions

Study our short course in Musculoskeletal Management of Rheumatological Conditions. Develop your knowledge of aetiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical features and diagnostic procedures for common rheumatological musculoskeletal conditions.

Why study with us

  • Learn from leading medical consultants, therapists and academics. We work in conjunction with Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust and East Lancashire Hospital Trust.
  • Our on-campus blocks are taught at weekends to fit around your professional work commitments.
  • This course supports NHS approaches such as Five Year Forward View and MSK strategies. Aiming to integrate and deliver new sustainable models of care which promote prevention, self-care, and wellbeing.

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: Campus taught
Study mode: Part-time 2 x 3-day teaching blocks
Duration: June - August
Module code: M4131
Campus: Preston
Start date: June

Course overview

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Show an ability to appraise the multi-disciplinary and biopsychosocial approach to the management of rheumatological conditions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate patient education and management techniques in complex rheumatological clinical situations..
  • Critically review pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions used in the management of rheumatological conditions.
  • Apply critical reading and reflective practice to the day-to-day management of complex rheumatological conditions.


Future careers in Musculoskeletal Management 

If you're a current medical and health professional this course is an ideal development opportunity. It will help you to advance your knowledge and skills related to the treatment of MSK conditions.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

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