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Lower Limb 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:

  • Apply integrated knowledge and skills to the management of complex clinical orthopaedic conditions of the lower limb
  • Reflect on your current proficiencies and plan your personal and professional development
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • A part-time only course
  • NHS funding available

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of MSc Trauma and Orthopaedics course.

This module will explore:

  • Advanced assessment and differential diagnosis of lower limb disorders
  • Diagnostic investigations of the lower limb disorders including X-rays and MRI/bone scan, arthrography/arthroscopy and musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Treatment of patients with orthopaedic lower limb conditions resulting from developmental disorders e.g. cerebral palsy
  • Principles of conservative and surgical treatment of patients with disorders of the lower limb
  • Lower limb trauma management
  • Assessment and management of complex foot deformities
  • Lower limb biomechanics and use of prosthetics and orthotics
  • Sports injury management applied to the lower limb
  • Conservative and operative management of muscle and tendon injuries
  • Management of common soft tissues injuries of the lower limb
  • Rehabilitation strategies of the lower limb
  • Holistic assessment and management of patients with lower limb disorders

Entry Requirements

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

If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 7.0 band score or above are proof of this.

Suitable For

Medical doctors (foundation level training and above) and specialist practitioners wishing to further their assessment and management of patients with complex orthopaedic disorders.

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

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.


This module is delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, tutorials, seminars, directed and independent study, practical workshops and blended learning.


Case study: 3,000 words 60% - OSCE: 20 minutes 40%.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. You will learn advanced knowledge and skills from recognised experts in the field, and you will be able to apply this knowledge to improve the management of complex clinical orthopaedic conditions of the lower limb.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in a number of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

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