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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Ninewells Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

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.

Professional accreditation
Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Careers:

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.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,435per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    243 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    11th

    6

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