Physical Assessment in Rheumatological Practice 2
- Mode of study
- Part time
- 15, level 7
- Course code
- Contact details
- Contact Course Administration Office
- Contact email
- Starting months
- Offered alternate years
The module is designed to augment and enhance the student's assessment skills regarding the spine, pelvis and feet complexes. Along with the ability to apply their findings to clinical decision making relevant to rheumatological conditions.
- Demonstrate and apply comprehensive understanding of the clinical anatomy and physiology of the spine, pelvis and feet complexes.
- Demonstrate clinical competence in the assessment and examination of the spine, pelvis and feet complexes.
- Rationalise the need for an effective clinical history relating to the care and management of rheumatological conditions of the spine, pelvis and feet complexes.
- Competently implement advanced knowledge to differentiate between normal and abnormal joint functioning, inflamed and non-inflamed joints, etc.
- Critically evaluate the clinical presentations of inflammatory, degenerative and soft tissue abnormalities.
- Develop a comprehensive patient focussed management plan on the basis of your clinical assessment and examination.
- Critically evaluate the effects of rheumatological pathologies on joint function.
Teaching and assessment
The principal learning and teaching methods used in the module may include:
- Lectures, seminars and workshops: The core of each module delivery mode is a series of face to face tutor-led or group-led seminars or workshops.
- Web-based learning using the Keele Learning Environment (KLE), Blackboard.
- Group work and peer support. All modules use focused group work and class discussions within face to face tutor time.
- Directed independent study - most of the study hours for each module comprise independent learning by expecting participants to add depth and breadth to their knowledge of topics, to practice skills and to reflect on critical incidents and their practice.