Musculoskeletal problems constitute a substantial ever growing burden on society, on the medical services and all personnel dealing with these conditions. Bone and joint disorders account for more than half of all chronic conditions in people over 50 years and the most common cause of severe, long‐term pain and disability. In Ireland, the average GP practice consists of almost 20% musculoskeletal problems.
This one-year part-time diploma course is run jointly by the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (FSEM). Students are required to attend a number of week-end workshops during the academic year, and sit and pass the end of year examination in May each year. Places on the course are advertised by ICGP in May/June each year for a September/October intake start date.
Course Lead: Dr John O'Riordan
Course Tutors: Dr L. Joe Conway, Dr Michael Griffin, and Dr Nathan Wall