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Rheumatology Practice MSc, PgDip

Keele University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Keele University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This programme will enable you as an experienced clinical nurse or allied health professionals to manage the on-going care of people with rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. The programme will develop your clinical knowledge and skills in musculoskeletal examination, psychological and social aspects of care, drug therapy, and clinical leadership and enable you to challenge existing practice and engage in research to develop the discipline of rheumatology practice.

The overall aim of the MSc in Rheumatology Practice is to facilitate the development of the skills, knowledge and attitudes relevant to advanced practice in rheumatology. This will include the engagement of rheumatology practitioners in aspects of drug therapy, clinical assessment, psychosocial issues and appraisal of research so that they may be able to analyse, reflect on and evaluate clinical practice in these areas, and enhance their own professional capabilities. At the same time the aim is to equip these practitioners with the necessary skills to appraise and evaluate research, and to design and undertake their own research projects.


The MSc Rheumatology Practice is delivered as a part-time mode of study and you can choose whether you want to progress through the Postgraduate Certificate to the MSc over a maximum of five years. The modules can also be undertaken on an individual basis if you are looking to develop your knowledge and skills in specific clinical areas such as drug therapy or physical examination. You will also gain PGDip award in this course.

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University information

Keele University

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  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 35 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    170 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%



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