Primary Care - Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Medicine

GradCert Primary Care (Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Medicine)
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

The Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Medicine is delivered on a part time basis over one year. It offers a University Masters level qualification, with options at both Masters and Diploma level.

The course is open to doctors, and allied health professionals interested in developing expertise in the area of musculoskeletal medicine. This may include those working in General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Rheumatology, Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine.

Training is offered in the diagnosis and management of the full range of musculoskeletal conditions. The course is delivered by consultants in Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology and emphasises a practical approach. Students will be expected to develop applicable clinical skills, including expertise in musculoskeletal examination, first-responder management of pitchside and roadside trauma, and administering musculoskeletal injections using anatomic and ultrasound guided techniques.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Primary Care (Orthopaedics) IMDCS42100
Primary Care (Orthopaedics) IIMDCS42110

Stage 1 - Option
Contemporary Issues in PC & GPMDCS42120
Scholarship Enhancing ClinPracMDCS42130

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g. Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, Physiotherapy etc).

Possess an equivalent professional qualification or have relevant clinical experience in orthopaedics, primary care, physiotherapy.

Garda vetting may also be required.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

GC Primary Care (Orthopaedics&MusculoskeletalMedicine)PT (X899)
1 Years
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


1 year part-time. Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.

Enrolment dates

NEXT INTAKE: 2024/2025 September.

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  • Qualifications

    Graduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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