Key Facts

Module Title: NUR-30018: Introduction to Arthritis and Allied Conditions (ASPIRE)
Mode of Study:Trimester 2/January
Contact Details:Contact School of Nursing and Midwifery - 01782 679611
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

For Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with rheumatological disorders.

See also: Management of Arthritis & Allied Conditions

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

Pre requisites: Current professional registration. Evidence of Level 2 academic work. Experience of routine management of patients with rheumatological conditions (minimum of 6 months).

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

Attendance: 2 blocks, 1 x 3 days and 1 x 2 days, plus private study

Duration: Part time over 3 months