Joint inflammation

This course has recently been updated and can be accessed here: Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care.

Musculoskeletal disorders are commonly managed in primary care. This module focuses on a primary care approach to assessment of patients with a musculoskeletal problem. It covers diagnosis, investigations and treatment.

Specific conditions frequently encountered by GPs are described in more detail, including back pain, gout, inflammatory arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica and osteoarthritis. The final session looks at musculoskeletal problems which can be exclusively managed within primary care and features useful exercises for patients.

This course was developed in partnership with funding from Arthritis Research UK with contributions from the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University.

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This course is FREE to all healthcare professionals.

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Time to complete this course: 4.5 hours
Date of publication: February 2013