The Advanced Rheumatology syllabus is at a level appropriate for practitioners undertaking specialist training in rheumatology or with an interest in the field. The content is focused on advanced management of common and important rheumatologic diseases but also covers diagnosis and investigation of important but less common rheumatologic conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important rheumatologic conditions.
online lectures, clinical cases, discussion boards and podcasts
online exam (40%), 1x 1500 words case study (25%), 3x 450 words online clinical case (25%), participation in online discussion forums (10%)
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, McGraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016; Imboden, J. B. (2013; 2000;). Current diagnosis and treatment in rheumatology (3rd ed.). Blacklick; New York; McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; Hochberg, M. C. (2015). Rheumatology (Sixth ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/Elsevier; Mikuls, T. R., Cannella, A., Moore, G., O'Dell, J. R., Erickson, A. R., & Thiele, G. M. (2013). Rheumatology. London: Manson Publishing Ltd.
This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.