Post Graduate Diploma in Rheumatology

Post Graduate Diploma in Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. It is a subspecialty in internal medicine and paediatrics that deals with the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases and heritable connective tissue disorders. A rheumatologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and therapy of the rheumatic diseases.
Training program in Musculoskeletal Diseases is designed for those doctors who wish to diagnose and manage patient with Rheumatologic Ailments. After completion of this program doctors will have sufficient insights to run Rheumatology clinic independently.

·       Diagnosis (detection) and treatment of the diseases

·       Treatment of diseases that affect the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. These diseases can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and potentially cause joint deformities

·       Treatment of “systemic autoimmune diseases” like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s disease, scleroderma, polymyositis, and vasculitis, inflammation in areas of the body causing problems such as pain, swelling, and organ damage


Course Certification (Recognized by UGC)

Post Graduate Diploma in Rheumatology


Course Eligibility



Course Duration

1 Year 

Fee : 150000/- INR



Course Details

·       Overview of Rheumatology

·       Pattern Reconstruction in Rheumatology

·       Examination of Joints (On Demand of Doctors)

·       GALS Workshop

·       Investigation for CTD

§  ANA

§  ENA

§  Anti CCP

§  ANCA – P + C

§  Uric Acid

§  Rheumatoid Factor



·       Clinical Problem

·       Joint Injections & Aspiration – Indications/Contraindications

·       Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Management

·       Splints & Joint Protection Exercises (Optional)

·       Demonstration of DEXA

·       Osteoporosis and its Management

·       Biologicals& DMARDS

·       Outcome measures in Rheumatology

§  HAQ – Health Assessment questioner of Rheumatoid Arthritis

§  DAS – Diseases Activity Score of Rheumatoid Arthritis

§  BASDI – Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Diseases Index


·       Radiology of Joints

·       Discussion (Interesting Case Studies) 


Clinical rotations/ training/ observership

1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 months


# there will be an exam on final day which will include VIDEOS AND IMAGES for diagnosis, which has be done in the class and need to be submitted the same day.

# after the exam, Q&A session will be conducted for doubt clearances