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Upper Limb Orthopaedics - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy

Start Date(s): February


One semester, intake September and February

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

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

In Brief:

  • Apply an integrated knowledge and skills approach to the management of complex clinical orthopaedic conditions of the upper limb
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • Gain an understanding of advanced assessment and differential diagnosis of complex upper limb disorders
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

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

This module will explore:

  • Advanced assessment and differential diagnosis of complex upper limb disorders
  • Pathology of complex upper limb problems in relation to patient management
  • Principles of conservative and surgical treatment of patients with upper limb dysfunction
  • Preoperative, intra-operative and post-operative management of the upper limb surgery
  • Diagnostic investigations of the upper limb disorders including X-rays and MRI/bone scan, arthrography/arthroscopy and musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Sports injury management applied to the upper limb
  • Conservative and operative management of muscle and tendon injuries
  • Rehabilitation strategies of the upper limb
  • Upper limb work-related hand disorders
  • Holistic assessment and management of patients with upper limb disorders

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be doctors with MBBS, MBChB or equivalent, or BSc (Hons) graduates with an appropriate health care degree.

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 your first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of proficiency - IELTS 7.0 band score or above are proof of this.

Suitable For

A master's level, single module aimed at 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

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send 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 and OSCE: 20 minutes.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will be better equipped to assess and manage patients with complex orthopaedic disorders.

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 practice in some 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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