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Extending Proficiencies in Orthopaedics - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy

Start Date(s): September


One Semester, intake September

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Taught by recognised international and national experts including Professor Len Funk
  • Flexibility to align learning objectives to your own professional development
  • Develop advanced level skills in upper limb orthopaedics and enhance your career prospects
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

This module aims to provide you with a negotiable and flexible route towards achieving proficiency at an advanced level. You will develop your understanding of knowledge and techniques in the advanced skills of complex orthopaedic patient assessment, diagnosis and management.

This module will explore:

  • Your current role and proficiencies in light of planning and personal and professional development
  • Knowledge application, skills and attributes applicable in the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of patients with complex health problems within your orthopaedic field
  • Clinical decision making in a wide range of orthopaedic patients relevant to your role

Entry Requirements

  • Doctors with MBBS, MBChB or equivalent
  • BSc (Hons) graduates with an appropriate health care degree. Prospective students will usually be required to have achieved a 2.1 Honours Degree, but consideration will be given to students with a 2.2 Honours Degree with appropriate experience and satisfactory references.
  • You must be in clinical practice to complete the this module

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English – IELTS – a minimum overall score of 6.5 in any component is required with no element below 6.

Suitable For

Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Trainee Orthopaedic Surgeons and GPs.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,425 per 30 credit module

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This module offers you a flexible approach to design your own learning objectives aligned to both your personal aspiration and professional service needs.

The module will consist of a series of compulsory university based sessions including keynote lectures, masterclasses, supported by e-learning, directed study and work-based learning.

You will also benefit from tutor support and facilitation. A range of orthopaedic consultants, radiologists, anaesthetists and other orthopaedic experts will form a tutoring team to advise and guide you in the attainment of specialist skills and competencies in the field of orthopaedics.


  • Student selected patient case presentation (15 minute presentation and 15 minute viva) (30%)
  • A portfolio of advanced competency statements and supportive evidence (70%)


Career Prospects

On completion of this module you will be able to apply advanced level skills to complex orthopaedic patient assessment, diagnosis and management. You will also be able to rationalise a range of strategies to improve patient care and service delivery.

Links with Industry

You will gain access to equipment and up to date teaching of new techniques through the association with key orthopaedic companies. Currently this course is working with Arthrex and Depuy who contribute significantly to workshops. Specialised simulation equipment is available where necessary to improve arthroscopy diagnostic and surgical techniques.

Further Study


You will have the option to link with experts from across the region and the opportunity to visit specialist facilities related to your area of development.

Specialist video footage is freely available to assist teaching and there are links with a number of surgical units in the region through its surgical faculty.

Surgical simulation facilities are currently under development.

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