Trauma and Orthopaedics: Lower Limb
School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy
Start Dates(s): September
MSc (one year full-time or two years nine months part-time)
PgDip (nine months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (five months full-time or nine months part-time)
Single modules are also available.
Part-time - £1,400 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,400
International - £17,300
- You will be taught by internationally renowned lower limb consultant surgeons and other specialists in practice
- Gain an orthopaedic and sports trauma focus with hands-on surgical skills workshops and a clinical case approach
- Benefit from blended part-time distance learning element designed to fit in with your clinical commitments
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- Clinical placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course has been produced in consultation with clinical specialists to ensure that it provides the appropriate content for orthopaedic trainees and advanced therapists to progress in lower limb orthopaedics in the current climate. Supported by our own, highly experienced staff, you will also be taught by clinical experts who are in current practice.
Key lectures and case discussion sessions will be delivered on campus days by the consultant faculty, who will also guide the distance learning element of the course coupled with work-based learning tailored to individual aspirations. This course will also give you access to expertise in clinical assessment, rehabilitation, lower limb pathology and biomechanics as well as specialist surgical skills workshops.
Modules can also be taken as stand-alone courses for continuing professional development.
The course runs full-time over one year and part-time over three years giving you the chance to exit with the following awards:
- Postgraduate Certificate: two module
- Postgraduate Diploma: four modules
- Masters: four modules plus a dissertation
Part-time study with elements of distance learning is delivered in blocks for those involved in busy clinical practice.
Observational clinical placements in hospitals, specialist units and sports clubs are arranged for full-time students in the specialist areas of lower limb orthopaedics.
Year 1, Semester 1
Addresses the lower limb in three separate blocks – foot and ankle, knee, and hip. Each section is taught by a team of orthopaedic consultants and other relevant experts. Emphasis is on applying the evidence base to the management of a range of patient-case scenarios covering clinical assessment, special investigations and both surgical and non-surgical management. Hands-on workshops include assessment, analysis and measurement, and surgical skills. Relevant radiology will be taught throughout.
Key staff involved include: Prof David Sochart, Prof Phil Turner, Mr Jim Barrie, Mr Tim Clough, Miss Clare Cullen, Mr Sanj Anand, Dr Patrick Wilson, Prof Waqar Bhatti, Mr Tim Board, Mr Max Fehily.
Year 1, Semester 2
Provides a negotiable and flexible route towards achieving proficiency to an advanced level of knowledge and skill. This work-based learning module utilises an electronic portfolio to capture evidence and enables content to be tailored to individual training needs and aspirations.
Students will be mentored by experts in their chosen area of focus.
Year 2, Semester 2
Applies biomechanics to clinical practice and clinical case scenarios. Biomechanics underpins all orthopaedic, sports injury pathology and treatment, and this module will cover areas of movement dysfunction, gait analysis and biomechanics of musculoskeletal tissues and fracture fixation.
Key staff involved include: Professor Waqar Bhatti.
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