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Short Course in the Clinical Management of Rheumatology - Contact Tuition

Interests: Rheumatology / Management / Clinical Management


Introduction

Rheumatology services are limited or non-existent in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, basic diagnostic tests are mostly unavailable or not affordable. Urbanisation has led to an increase in the prevalence of gout, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and scleroderma over the past 4 decades (Mody, GM 2017)

There is a severe shortage of physicians in Africa, future growth of rheumatology services will therefore depend on the training and support of general practitioners and medical officers in the diagnosis, treatment and care of rheumatological conditions.

This course will equip practitioners with the knowledge to adequately recognise and manage common rheumatological conditions.

Rheumatology in Africa- challenges and opportunities.

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Who Should Enrol

General practitioners that encounter rheumatological conditions in practice.

Course Design

Interactive 2-day workshop that incorporates interactive group discussions and case studies to enhance learning.

Course Content

  • Introduction to rheumatological conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sero-negative spondyloarthropaties
  • Gout
  • Septic arthritis
  • Soft tissue conditions
  • Acute back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Physical examination

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 2

Certification

To qualify for a certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and successfully complete the Assessment process.

Fees


R 3 500.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable.)

This includes all study material and assessment.

Date Venue
22-23 August 2020 George (WC)