Trauma and Orthopaedics: Spinal
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.
UK - £8,400
International - £17,300
- You will be taught by consultant surgeons, anaesthetists and specialists in spinal practice, in the ageing to paediatric spine
- Flexible course enables you to focus on your individual training needs
- 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 and in partnership with specialist spinal centres to ensure that it provides the appropriate content for you to progress in spinal management in the current climate. Not only will you have input from our own, highly experienced staff, you will also be taught by clinical experts who are in current practice.
Key lectures and case discussion sessions delivered on campus days with consultant guided distance learning coupled with work-based learning tailored to individual aspirations. This course will also give you access to expertise in clinical assessment, spinal pathology management strategies 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 modules
- 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 and specialist units are arranged for full-time students in the specialist areas of spinal orthopaedics, lower limb orthopaedics and upper limb orthopaedics.
Year 1, Semester 1
Addresses the management of complex spinal pathology and addresses the management of low back pain in both primary and secondary care. Areas of special interest include advances in surgery, pre, intra and post-operative management, pain management, metastatic disease of the spine, tumour management, spinal TB and infection paediatrics and rehabilitation.
Key staff involved include; Mr Irfan Siddique, Mr John Leach, Mr Neil Oxborrow, Mr Robert Dunsmuir, Dr Abdul Lalkhen, Dr Amit Herwadkar.
Year 1, Semester 2
Covers advanced knowledge of imaging, diagnostics and reporting in orthopaedics, and to apply this to clinical reasoning and decision making in a range of complex spinal clinical case scenarios.
Key staff involved include: Professor Waqar Bhatti.
Year 2, Semester 1
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.
An opportunity to undertake an in depth evidence-based exploration of an area of research relevant to you. Projects are supervised and run alongside key areas of research in orthopaedics and are supervised by clinicians and academic staff.
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