Groups and Societies - ASPIRE

The "Allied health professionals of Staffordshire PIoneering Rheumatology Education - ASPIRE" group are a collaboration of rheumatology health professionals within Staffordshire. We are delighted to offer you two modules that are collaboratively provided from the Schools of Health and Rehabilitation and Nursing and Midwifery at Keele University.

Multi-disciplinary working is a recurring strand throughout our modules. Students from all clinical backgrounds are welcomed . Similarly speakers include clinicians from all professional backgrounds in rheumatology, orthopaedics and research, many of which of national and international repute.

We welcome all enquires relating to the two level 3 modules we have successfully run since 2003. A "taster pack" will be sent on request to any potential students. We look forward to your enquiry.

Introduction to Arthritis and Allied Conditions

NUR-30018

Who is it for?

For nurses and allied health care professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with rheumatological disorders

Course content:

The course requires completion of a single module with the following content:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Immunology
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Blood investigations
  • Radiographs
  • Depression
  • Self esteem
  • Body image
  • Role Work

Pre requisites:

Current professional registration Evidence of Level II academic work Experience of routine management of patients with rheumatological conditions (minimum 6 months)

Main objectives:

To provide the student with an academic challenge and a forum for multidisciplinary peer group discussion.

By the end of the module the student will be able to:

  • critically examine the pathophysiology of inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis
  • demonstrate knowledge of clinical manifestations of inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis
  • evaluate clinical manifestations of musculoskeletal pain syndromes
  • critically examine the rationale for investigatory procedures in arthritis
  • demonstrate knowledge of basic immunopathology
  • critically evaluate the impact of arthritis on the individual
  • critically evaluate the impact of arthritis on society

Details:

COURSE DURATION: Part time over 3 months

ATTENDANCE: 2 blocks: one of 2 days, one of 3 days plus private study

COURSE COMMENCEMENT: April each year

AWARD: 15 credits at level III

TUTORIAL SUPPORT: Personal tutor and module leader support throughout the course.

COURSE ADMINISTRATOR: Kath Jones E: Kathryn.Jones2@ssotp.nhs.uk   Tel: 01782 673686

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Management of Arthritis and Allied Conditions

NUR-30019

Who is it for?

For nurses and allied health care professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with rheumatological disorders

Course content:

The course requires completion of a single module with the following content:

  • Models of interprofessional working
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient education
  • Communication skills
  • Drug therapy
  • Complimentary therapy
  • Role of surgery
  • Pain management

Pre requisites:

Current professional registration Successful completion of module: Introduction to Arthritis and Allied Conditions Experience of routine management of patients with rheumatological conditions (minimum 6 months)

Main objectives:

To provide the student with an academic challenge and a forum for multidisciplinary peer group discussion. By the end of the module the student will be able to:

  • critically evaluate interprofessional working within rheumatology
  • demonstrate expertise in the assessment of patients with a musculoskeletal problem
  • evaluate different methods of patient education
  • critically examine how communication may enable patients to take an active part in their care
  • demonstrate knowledge of drug therapy in the management of patients with arthritis
  • evaluate the role of surgery in the management of patients with arthritis
  • evaluate pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of pain management

Details:

COURSE DURATION: Part time over 3 months

ATTENDANCE: 2 blocks: one of 2 days, one of 3 days plus private study

COURSE COMMENCEMENT: September each year

AWARD: 15 credits at level III

TUTORIAL SUPPORT: Personal tutor and module leader support throughout the course.

COURSE LEADER: Cath Thwaites Tel: 01782 556695 COURSE ADMINISTRATOR: Kath Jones Tel: 01782 673686 / Fax: 01782 673912

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