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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Trauma and Orthopaedics

Course Description

This programme has been produced in consultation with clinical specialists to ensure that it provides the appropriate content for orthopaedic trainees and advanced therapists to progress 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 will be delivered on campus days by the consultant faculty, who will also guide the distance learning element of the programme. This programme will also give you access to expertise in clinical assessment, rehabilitation, spinal pathology and biomechanics as well as specialist surgical skills workshops. Modules can also be taken as stand-alone courses in their own right for continuing professional development.

Key benefits:

• You will be taught by consultant surgeons and other specialists in practice, with surgical simulation sessions at MediaCityUK
• Gain an orthopaedic and sports trauma focus with hands-on surgical skills workshops and a clinical case approach
• Benefit from blended part-time distance learning element designed to fit in with your clinical commitments

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/trauma-and-orthopaedics

Suitable for

This programme is aimed at medical orthopaedic trainees, GPs and specialist orthopaedic therapists. It is particularly relevant to those taking on new responsibilities in orthopaedic assessment and patient management as a result of the modernisation agenda.

Programme details

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 sports clubs are arranged for full-time students in the specialist areas of spinal orthopaedics, lower limb orthopaedics and upper limb orthopaedics.


Delivery is by full-time (one year) and part-time attendance (three years) at the University. Please note: international applicants are only able to apply for the full-time route.

A programme of formal lectures, case discussion seminars and workshops, together with online learning is delivered to students by a team of orthopaedic consultants, radiologists, advanced therapists and other specialists. Attendance is approximately five to six days per module with distance on-line learning released weekly and live webinars. Both full and part-time students are taught together.

All supportive material from the taught days is recorded on our virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

Each of the three clinical modules, upper limb, lower limb, and spinal, covers the advanced assessment and differential diagnosis of orthopaedic and sports-related disorders, including pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative surgery management and rehabilitation strategies.

For those attending full-time, additional observational placements are an integral part of the course. These are arranged for specialist areas of spinal orthopaedics, upper limb orthopaedics and lower limb orthopaedics. Placements are offered in key orthopaedic departments and sports clubs.

Research skills sessions are integrated throughout the course.

Module titles

• Lower Limb Orthopaedics Knowledge and Skills
• Upper Limb Orthopaedics Knowledge and Skills
• Spinal Orthopaedics
• Clinical Biomechanics
• Dissertation


This course allows for a variety of assessments, depending on the module you will be undertaking and can include:

• Written assignments
• Objective structured clinical examination
• Case presentation/study
• Literature review
• Objective structured clinical examination
• Assignment

Career potential

This qualification will equip you to compete for specialist posts in orthopaedics within the NHS and private practice. Many doctors have advanced to higher posts in surgery as a result of completing the MSc. The course is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Trauma and Orthopaedics page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

•Orthopaedic doctors with MBBCh or equivalent•BSc (Hons) graduates with an appropriate health care degree•Orthopaedic doctors with MBBCh or equivalent•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.

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