EULAR Online Courses
In recent years, EULAR has made substantial efforts and investment in developing e-learning opportunities. All EULAR courses, as electronic ways of continuous medical education in rheumatology, are managed by a scientific course committee responsible for the structure and content of the courses and for ensuring regular quality control and advancement. Our teams of expert authors are regularly reviewing and updating the courses to keep up with the newest developments in the field. While the 2-year Online Course on Rheumatic Diseases offers a comprehensive introduction to and update on all aspects of rheumatology, a number of shorter online courses offer flexible learning for the specialist. More than 4000 participants in total are currently enroled in the online courses.
EMEUNET is recommending joining a new initiative for attendants on the EULAR online courses called #EMEUNETonCourse. The purpose of the initiative is to create a platform for interaction while taking one of the EULAR online courses. The idea is that this will make learning more effective for the course attendants and at the same time get more rheumatology related content on #MedicalTwitter to promote the speciality. The initiative is grounded on Twitter. Anyone can Tweet anything with relevance to the EULAR online course they are taking. E.g.
- summary in your own words to make it stick
- new practice changing knowledge
- special clinical pearls
- relevant clinical cases
- controversies for debate
The hashtags used are the same as the name of the course, e.g. hashtag for the EULAR online course on rheumatic diseases (the 2-year course based on the EULAR Textbook on Rheumatic Diseases) is #EULARonlinecourseOnRheumaticDiseases. Further, the hashtag #EMEUNETonCourse is used in all Tweets. Other hashtags can be used to specify the chapter or topic of the Tweet. Because courses contain copyright content it is stressed that all posts should comply with normal copyright regulations, e.g. do not post anything without proper citations and do not copy paste content from the courses
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Hear a postgraduate student's testimonial on the EULAR e-learning courses, filmed during October 2016 in Prague: