Our MSc Clinical Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine course is designed for doctors who are pursuing a career in rheumatology or a related subject.
You will cover topics including:
You will also gain an understanding of the principles of clinical research methods, including:
In addition, you will build the knowledge and skills you need to carry out and write up a piece of supervised research.
This course aims to:
We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, seminars and demonstrations.
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Each unit is separately assessed by a written examination and, where appropriate, by a clinical examination. In addition, as part of the preparation for the research project, a Research Skills teaching day is run each year. Students who complete the units and dissertation to a satisfactory standard will qualify for the MSc.
The course consists of six taught course units. Each course unit runs for six weeks, with the formal teaching elements of lectures, seminars and demonstrations concentrated on Thursdays.
Two course units are run in the first semester of each academic session and are examined in January, and one course unit is run in the second semester of each academic session and is examined in March.
Each course unit is separately assessed by a written examination and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) where appropriate.
The course also includes sessions on research skills and a supervised research project. Students who complete the course units and dissertation to a satisfactory standard will qualify for the MSc.
Teaching will take place at various locations around Manchester, including:
The University also offers extensive library and online services to help you get the most out of your studies.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service
Some of our graduates have continued their studies and gone on to complete a PhD at The University of Manchester.
There is a wide variety of possible areas of research from the broad spectrum of musculoskeletal disease. The majority of clinical trainees use their knowledge to augment their clinical training and, as the curriculum aligns with the rheumatology core curriculum, this MSc provides the tools required to pass the Specialty Certificate Examination in Rheumatology .
The MSc qualification can also be a useful tool for international students to carry back to their home country.
The Rheumatology MSc,PG Dip course is a part-time study pathway that will develop your understanding of the scientific basis and clinical practice of Rheumatology. The course develops the capacity to understand and critically evaluate research findings, enhances communication and management skills and fosters a multidisciplinary approach to rheumatological care. You are encouraged to publish work in peer-reviewed rheumatology journals.
The course covers the clinical and basic knowledge base of rheumatology in a modular structure:
Students also undertake a research project.
The Rheumatology MSc/PG Dip is a part-time course with 18 teaching days per annum. There are approximately 126 hours of taught contact with additional hours associated with assignment preparation, working with a supervisor and feedback. You are required to undertake compulsory NHS placements during the course. Additionally, there are revision seminars and workshops arranged, plus one-to-one support from a King's College academic.
You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. The taught component of the course is designed to be an introduction/overview to a large topic area. If you are studying at an MSc level, you will be expected to undertake further reading from a reading list and to have frequent contact with the Programme Director.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s and Denmark Hill campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the choice of modules offered at the time. Clinical education is arranged in work-based placements in a variety of settings primarily in the Greater London area, although some placements are based further afield in the South East of England.
MSc pathway follows The Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board Specialty Training Curriculum.
The majority of students continue to work in the NHS during study and use the programme for career development in the NHS.
This fully accredited PG Certificate course allows established healthcare clinicians working in the field of musculoskeletal and sports medicine to combine learning in the workplace with a recognised postgraduate qualification.
Our first intake included consultants from A&E departments and a range of clinicians from fields such as physiotherapy, sonography and podiatry.
The course is also aimed at healthcare professionals within the fields of orthopaedics, osteopathy, rheumatology, and sports medicine.
In the UK, there is a national shortage of sonographers, hence the need to involve other health professionals in this area of musculoskeletal ultrasound training.
The use of ultrasound is becoming an increasingly popular and cost effective adjunct to MRI scans.
The course is sponsored by BK Medical, who provide the relevant diagnostic equipment.