Learn more by completing an

Arthritis IQ Course

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no course activations between 17th December 2021 and 17th January 2022. All enquiries will be answered after 17 January 2022.

These Online Courses provide professional development for clinical and non-clinical staff who work at the coal face with people who have arthritis, enabling best care and therefore increased independence for clients with arthritis. They will also help health providers to offer effective and timely in-service training and enable access to the skills and expertise of Arthritis New Zealand’s team of experienced Arthritis Educators.

The courses contain interactive content and activities that embed learning. A certificate is awarded following the completion of each course.


The courses are aimed at in-service staff education at:

  • Rest homes and retirement villages
  • Home-based support services
  • Whanau Ora health providers
  • Medical Centres
  • Health professionals

There are two gout arthritis courses available, one is a general overview most suitable to support workers, Kaiawhina, health navigators, and people supporting people with arthritis. The ‘Update’ course is of most use to clinicians such as nurses, doctors, pharmacists, specialists and other healthcare providers.

Gout Arthritis

New Zealand has the highest incidence of gout arthritis in the world. It can be painful and debilitating. It can be successfully managed. There are two courses that cover what you need to know. 


Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in New Zealand. It can be successfully managed. This course covers what you need to know.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects many New Zealanders. It can be successfully managed. This course covers what you need to know.

Persistent Pain

Persistent pain affects most people with arthritis. It can be managed. This course covers what you need to know.

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