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Practitioners with Special Interest – Musculoskeletal Medicine with Rheumatology - PGDip

University of Bradford Faculty of Health Studies

Part time March, September PGDip 1.5 years

About the course

This programme enables practitioners to gain a formally recognised standard of competence in MSK with Rheumatology.

It is taught and run by advanced clinicians, allied health professionals and service improvement specialists and is designed for General Practitioners, Nurse Specialists and other medical professionals working in the specialty clinical environment.

The structure of the programme is specifically designed to encourage the development of the specialist practitioner role, by encouraging collaborative clinical work-based training between the practitioner and the clinical mentor. 

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Entry Requirements

Students must be a suitably qualified registered primary or secondary care practitioner, demonstrating successful study skills at level 6, with at least two years relevant work experience.

Students must obtain support from an NHS hospital trust consultant or Advanced Clinician (GMC Registered), in their Specialty for mentorship and the provision of a clinical attachment.

Students must produce evidence of relevant registered qualification, currency and academic qualifications.

 Course Content

Where is University of Bradford



Please note, students may only claim one discount or bursary from the University towards their study, e.g. students may not receive the Alumni fee discount and the postgraduate bursary.

For more information email; call 01274 236505 or call into MyBradford in the Richmond Building.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Be from the UK or EU (if you are from the EU you must have done your degree in England to qualify).
Be on a full-time taught Master's or research postgraduate programme and paying your own fees.
Have graduated from your undergraduate degree programme within the last 10 years.
In order to apply for this award you must have received a full maintenance grant from your Local Authority or the Student Loans Company in your final year of undergraduate study.

Application Procedure

How to apply

After you have started your course, come to The Hub with your last financial support notification letter from your undergraduate study - you will be required to fill in a short application form. In each academic year you need to apply for your Postgraduate Bursary by 31 July.

If you are on a research programme you can receive a maximum of three bursary payments.

Closing date: 31 July 2021.

Closing date: 31 July 2021.

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