About this program
Orthopaedic Science (Distance Learning) MSc
Science and technology are integral to the treatment of patients in orthopaedics and rehabilitation. This course will give you a strong and wide-ranging understanding of the fundamental physical sciences relating to orthopaedic surgery, as well as developing your knowledge of modern treatment options for patients.
You'll start by exploring the basic scientific principles supporting orthopaedic sciences. This includes rigid body mechanics and structural mechanics, which will give you an understanding of the basic mathematics and mechanics of motion and forces. Later in the course, you will be introduced to statistics and learn how to record and interpret data related to orthopaedic science.
Once you've covered the basics, you'll focus on biomechanics, covering skeletal and tissue mechanics, and you'll learn how these can be measured to identify and quantify disorders.
You'll then explore rehabilitation technology, looking at prosthetics, orthortics, and mobility aids. You'll learn about the design, fabrication and use of these devices, and how they are prescribed to patients following an evaluation of their condition. You will also learn how these devices work following surgery, with a more in-depth look at arthroplasty surgery, and consider implications of using particular devices as part of a treatment plan.
You'll complete the course by undertaking a research project in a relevant area of orthopaedic sciences and will be assessed by dissertation and and a viva.
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Applicants should be Specialist Registrars or equivalent in orthopaedic surgery qualified to MBChB or equivalent plus MRCS or equivalent.
You will need to submit an up to date CV and two clinical references at the time of application
English language requirements
- Overall - 6.5
- Reading - 5.5
- Listening - 5.5
- Speaking - 6.0
- Writing - 6.0
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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These modules are an essential part of your course.
- Rehabilitation Technology
- Orthopaedic Technology
- MSc Orthopaedic Science Research Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
- Scotland: £ 3,815 per 60 credits
- England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £ 3,815 per 60 credits
- International: £ 3,815 per 60 credits
Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England
The course will prepare you for a research-focused clinical career in the NHS or academia, and can prepare you for entry into a clinical academic career path.
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