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.
Orthopaedic Rheumatological Medicine
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