Teaching and Assessment

Teaching and Assessment

This course is taught by staff from the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research and the department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery based in the  School of Medicine and also by an invited faculty of renowned external lecturers from the world of orthopaedics.

HOW WILL YOU BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught via lectures, tutorials, multi-media demonstrations, dry bone workshops, anatomy demonstrations, clinical and operating theatre attachments, and hands-on latest surgical techniques using Thiel embalming cadavers, which is unique to Dundee in the whole of the UK.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Bioengineering material will provide you with basic science and permitting you, as clinicians, to associate with clinical engineering materials to compliment your clinical knowledge. A formal programme of lectures are provided and these include: Foot and Ankle; Hand and Wrist; Hip and Pelvis; Knee; Paediatric Orthopaedics; Shoulder and Elbow; Spine; Trauma; Tumour; Infection; Pathology; Disability Medicine; Biomechanics; Implants; Mechanics; Orthopaedic Technology; Statistics in Medical Research; Mechanics of Materials; Orthotics; Prosthetics; Seating and Wheelchairs; Foot Pressure Analysis; Gait Analysis; Motion Analysis; Sports Injury; Academic English; Presentation Skills; Scientific Method; Article Critiquing.

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED?

The programme assessment is made up of three elements: two written Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exams (one per semester) using the latest e-assessment technology and iPads, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and a your thesis. Candidates will be examined orally on the subject of thesis by a committee consisting of a convenor, an external and internal examiners. Students are required to pass each element to qualify for the award of the degree. There is no resit facility.