Why Study Here

Why Study Here

Why study here?

Orthopaedics is a rapidly developing field with a seemingly continuous stream of new treatments with ever more complex technology to deliver them. Attempting to keep pace with these changes can be daunting, especially if you do not possess a good understanding of the fundamental scientific principles that underpin these developments. This course is specifically designed to provide orthopaedic surgeons with that understanding, to equip them to deal with, and contribute to, this exciting and rapidly evolving area of medicine.

This course does not aim to turn you into a professional engineer in addition to being a practising orthopaedic surgeon, but it will teach you about fundamental mechanics and specific engineering concepts related to orthopaedic devices and treatments. You will be able to apply this knowledge in the objective appraisal of new technological approaches to the treatment of orthopaedic disease, trauma and deformity. The course has been designed and written by experts and includes up-to-date material reflecting current knowledge and understanding. Students are supported throughout the course by experienced tutors from various clinical academic and scientific fields, and will have access to Dundee University’s comprehensive online learning resources.

The course consists of five groups of modules plus a research project. The course is delivered by distance learning techniques via our online virtual learning environment; this is a very flexible way to study and enables full time working professionals to gain higher degree level qualifications without taking career or employment breaks. There is no requirement to attend annual summer schools, study weekends etc. The only time you will be required to visit Dundee is to attend a final Viva Voce examination.

The course is delivered by distance learning techniques via our online virtual learning environment (VLE); this is a very flexible way to study and enables full time working professionals to gain higher degree level qualifications without taking career or employment breaks. There is no requirement to attend annual summer schools, study weekends etc. The only time you will be required to visit Dundee is to attend a final Viva Voce examination.

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