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Year 1

All students are initially based at the University of Salford and then move to their host institution in the middle year 1.  

Students can select from a series of taught modules which cover: medical science in engineering, fundamentals of prosthetics and orthotics, medical devices design, research methodology, biomechanics, electronics and instrumentation, monitoring technologies, health behaviour, entrepreneurship and business.

Further learning opportunities relate to responsible innovation; good clinical practice in research; equality, diversity and inclusion, change management and knowledge exchange.

Students also complete a short research project on a topic that will form the basis of their PhD work, developed and implemented in partnership with clinical and/or industry partners.  Students will also undertake a 1-2-week placement. Students will also agree a supervision team and clinical and/or industry and user partners required to support their PhD project.

There will be formal assessments in year 1 that are a prerequisite for continuing into years 2, 3 and 4.