Component I: Advanced Rheumatology Theory

Format: On-line (120 hours)

Goal: To effectively identify and incorporate into the ACPAC curriculum the most current basic science, skills and theoretical concepts and knowledge that are the underpinnings of advanced musculoskeletal practice.

This component will incorporate adult and paediatric topics including:

  • Musculoskeletal Structure and Function, Inflammation, and Immunity
  • Overview of Rheumatic Disease Classification and Clinical Decision Making
  • Laboratory Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging Studies
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma, Myositis, and Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Vasculitis, Arteritis and PMR
  • Crystal-induced Arthropathies
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Infectious Processes
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Chronic Arthropathies of Childhood
  • Paediatric Connective Tissue Diseases: Systemic Lupus, Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Scleroderma
  • Other Paediatric Conditions: Non-inflammatory Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypermobility Syndrome, Complex Regional Pain Syndromes and Fibromyalgia