The MSc in Clinical Rheumatology is designed for doctors who are aiming at a career in rheumatology or a related subject.
On successful completion of the two-year programme students will have demonstrated or be able to demonstrate:
Specialist knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the practice of rheumatology, with particular respect to: - Aetiology and pathogenesis - Epidemiology - Diagnosis and management of the different forms of musculoskeletal disease - The structure and function of joints and supporting tissues in health and when diseased
Knowledge and understanding of the principles of clinical research methods including: - Clinical trials - The development of measurement tools - The design and conduct of observational studies
The ability to read scientific papers critically
The knowledge and skills necessary to undertake, and write up, a piece of supervised research.
Successful applicants must be medically qualified with a relevant undergraduate medical degree, and have at least two to three years of general internal medical experience post-internship. Although previous rheumatology experience is desirable, it is not essential.