Rheumatology and COVID-19


The world is still reeling from the effects of COVID-19. As the virus continues to evolve and new strains appear, there is an urgent need for healthcare professionals to constantly update their knowledge and awareness of the latest links between the virus and patients with underlying health conditions.

While Rheumatology may not appear to be at the frontline of COVID-19, healthcare professionals with a specialism in this field have a key role to play.

Patients with rheumatological conditions are at higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Those with rheumatoid conditions, including some forms of arthritis, often have to take immunosuppressants to prevent their immune systems attacking healthy parts of the body and damaging joints – which makes them more vulnerable to infections, putting them at greater risk if they contract COVID-19.

With a high percentage of patients who are vulnerable and at increased risk of coronavirus because of immunosuppression, we need more specialists in this area to continue the proper management of their patients while protecting resources for the response to coronavirus

Perhaps you wish to enhance your skills in treating patients suffering from rheumatoid conditions?

Our Rheumatology PgDip and MSc can help increase your knowledge of these conditions and your confidence in treating them, as well as improving clinical outcomes during the ongoing pandemic.

The body of scientific knowledge and the connection between COVID-19 and rheumatology is continually developing so it’s crucial for medical professionals to be aware of the latest trends and treatment methods. Our modules in the Multidisciplinary Treatment and Drug and Therapeutics in Rheumatology will enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of the diagnostics, treatment and care of rheumatology patients.

Our experienced course leaders are industry experts who will guide you through our 100% online platform. All our programmes are flexible and affordable so you can easily fit your education around your other commitments. Professional development in the study of Rheumatology will be a vital resource in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for clinicians with this specialist knowledge is imperative so sign up to book your place.

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