Orthopaedic Rheumatological Medicine

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedic and Rheumatological Medicine is a one-year part-time, 60 ECTS, level 9 programme, consisting of three modules per semester, delivered over two consecutive semesters. Each module comprises three full days. The programme aims at establishing: methodology in clinical musculoskeletal assessment; evidence-based clinical reasoning in diagnosis; and a high level of physical manual handling skills, procedural skills, and informed pharmacological treatment proficiency. The scope of programme delivery will include structured face-to-face small group teaching, formal didactic lectures, practical skill sessions, distance-learning, and selfassessment sessions. The programme is particularly suited to those intending to deliver care at the Primary level, e.g. General Practitioner, Chartered Physiotherapist and allied professionals.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. Excellent mix of hands-on training and theoretical knowledge

2. Programme delivered by award-winning medical professionals in partnership with the Irish Society of Orthopaedic and Rheumatological Medicine (ISORM)

3. Small class size to maximise practical learning.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Programme is open to Registered Medical Practitioners, Chartered Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, and Nurse Practitioners.


1 year

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Career Opportunities
This programme is designed to enhance the professional development of healthcare practitioners to meet the challenges of future models of care delivery in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatological medicine.

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  • Qualification letters

    PG Dip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

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