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Rheumatology MSc / PGDip


Course Description

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of specialist training at pre-consultant level. It covers the scientific basis and clinical practice of rheumatology; critical evaluation of research; design and conduct of a research project; communication and management skills; and the ethos of a multidisciplinary approach to rheumatological care.

Key benefits

- The Department of Rheumatology is part of the highly-rated School of Medicine at King's College London. The School is closely aligned with its major NHS partner Trusts: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH). Together, we pursue the joint aims of excellence in patient-centered research and training tomorrow’s doctors.

- We are conveniently located at Guy’s Hospital by London Bridge train and tube stations.

- This programme is the only one of its type available in South East England. It is one of only three MSc programmes in Rheumatology in the UK.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/rheumatology-msc-pg-dip.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The programme covers the clinical and basic knowledge base of rheumatology in a modular structure:

- Basic Concepts
- Clinical & Molecular Genetics
- Cell Biology
- Basic Immunology & Autoimmunity Immunology
- The Neuroendocrine System & its Relevance to Rheumatology
- Haematology; Radiological Sciences & their application to Rheumatic Disease
- Laboratory Techniques in Diagnosis
- The Scientific Basis of Clinical Rheumatological Practice
- Specific Rheumatological Diseases
- Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
- Non-drug Therapies
- Psycho-social and Economic Aspects of Rheumatoid Diseases Management Methods.
- Students also undertake a research project.

- Course purpose -

To meet the needs of specialist training at pre-consultant level and development of doctors and other allied health professionals. To develop the following: understanding of the scientific basis and clinical practice of rheumatology; understanding and critical evaluation of research; undertaking a systematic review, designing and conducting a research project; communication and management skills; the ethos of a multidisciplinary approach to rheumatological care.

- Course format and assessment -

Lecture-based programme, on approximately 18 Wednesdays distributed throughout the academic year. Examination and assessment: Year one - MCQ examination (basic science), essay examination (basic science) and a literature review Year two - MCQ examination (clinical), essay examination (clinical) and a research project.

Career prospects

The majority of students continue to work in the NHS during study and use the programme for career development in the NHS.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Rheumatology MSc / PGDip page on the King’s College London website for more details!



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(Student Profile)

Dr Sujith Subesinghe

4709.jpg "This MSc perfectly complemented my clinical training as a rheumatologist. I was taught by leaders in the field and gained exposure to latest research developments which encouraged me to pursue further studies. I would definitely recommend the course to both rheumatologists and allied health professionals."


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Entry Requirements

Specialist registrars in Rheumatology, other medical graduates with appropriate and recognised qualifications. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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