Course Overview

The programme aims at establishing: methodology in clinical musculoskeletal assessment; evidence-based clinical reasoning in diagnosis; and a high level of physical manual handling skills, procedural skills, and informed pharmacological treatment proficiency. The scope of programme delivery will include structured face-to-face small group teaching, formal didactic lectures, practical skill sessions, distance-learning, and self-assessment sessions. The programme is particularly suited to those intending to deliver care at the Primary level, e.g., General Practitioner, Chartered Physiotherapist and allied professionals.

Applications and Selections

Apply via PAC. 

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Programme is open to Registered Medical Practitioners, Chartered Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, and Nurse Practitioners.

Additional Requirements


1 year, part-time

Next start date

August 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

25 August 2018

NFQ level


Mode of study

ECTS weighting




Course code


Course Outline

The Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedic and Rheumatological Medicine is a one-year part-time, 60 ECTS, level 9 programme, consisting of three modules per semester, delivered over two consecutive semesters. Each module comprises three full days.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This programme is designed to enhance the professional development of healthcare practitioners to meet the challenges of future models of care delivery in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatological medicine.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€3,500 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€3,276 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

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Dr Micheál Newell
T: +353 91 494 313