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Highlights of this Course

Specialists in Rheumatology present a wealth of information in this medical field, from Rheumatoid Arthritis to Gout and Other Crystal Diseases.

Course Description

This course teaches students about disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system. The students will become familiar with the immunology and pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases that may predominantly affect joints but also affect multiple organ systems of the body in some diseases.

Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
Robert A. Kalish
Grace Lo
Jorge López Benítez
Elena Massarotti
Ronenn Roubenoff
Timothy E. McAlindon
Course Length
14 Hours
2nd year