Rheumatology conditions often masquerade as musculoskeletal disorders and this means they are likely to present to therapists. In fact, the closer to the start of a patients journey you are the more likely they are to present to you. Research shows there is significant delays to diagnosis and many individuals have seen multiple professionals prior to their condition being recognised.
This course will cover the signs, symptoms and associated conditions that it is necessary to screen for to ensure you don’t miss these presentations. It also covers the pathophysiology, required investigations and interpretation to ensure you are practicing at the highest level.
· Understand the pathophysiology and features of common Rheumatological Conditions
· Differentially Diagnose between Rheumatology Conditions and other complaints
· Onwardly refer and investigate these conditions correctly and accurately
· Apply knowledge through case studies
0900 – Introduction to Rheumatology
0945 – Rheumatoid Arthritis
1045 – Spondyloarthritis (Axial and Peripheral)
1200 – Lunch
1230 – Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
1300 – Crystal Arthropathies
1330 – Osteoporosis
1400 – Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
1445 – Connective Tissue Disorders
1600 – Finish