The EULAR Online Course on Connective Tissue Diseases is an electronic form of continuous medical education in rheumatology. The course is managed by a scientific course committee responsible for controlling the structure and content of the course and for ensuring regular quality control and advancement.
The course consists of 16 modules which deal with immunology and systemic auto-immune diseases, such as SLE, scleroderma and vasculitis. All modules are derived from the main EULAR On-line Course on Rheumatic Diseases. The duration of this course is aimed at 9 months (with a possible extention of a complementary year) with a final exam and, upon passing a EULAR certificate. The course is not only aimed at rheumatologists, but also at internists, nephrologists, dermatologists, neurologists, pulmonologists and immunologists.
Each module consists of the following
A set of clear learning outcomes
A written update/review on the topic containing free to be used pictures / figures / tables
Key references and, for some modules, a list of additional readings on specific details.
Two in-depth discussions expanding on relevant clinical problems with an evidence-based discussion.
Two interactive typical clinical cases with appropriate multiple-choice questions and immediate feedback.
An assessment section consisting of two sets of questions addressing core aspects of the module. For all clinical modules, the majority of questions will be case-based. Feedback on the reasoning behind the answer will be made available.
A possibility to send questions to the professor and a FAQ section to view
Copyright will be held by EULAR. All educational materials will be considered free to use by the subsequent author groups in each module.