Key Facts

Module Title: NUR-30019: Management of Arthritis & Allied Conditions
Mode of Study:Trimester 3/July
Contact Details:Contact School of Nursing and Midwifery - 01782 679611
Contact email:nursing.cpd@keele.ac.uk
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

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

See also: Introduction to Arthritis and Allied Conditions (ASPIRE)

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

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)

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

COURSE DURATION: Part time over 3 months

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