The MSc Orthopaedics aims to integrate higher-level team-based education in Orthopaedics & allied specialities. Clinical practice worldwide has a strong tradition of allied teams working together towards achieving the common goal of successful patient outcome.
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About this degree
The MSc Orthopaedics will enhance knowledge in a range of Orthopaedic topics.
Students will study clinical orthopaedics specific to the upper limb, lower limb, trauma, paediatrics, oncology and spine. In addition depending on the optional modules chosen, students will also be taught evidence-based medicine, sports & exercise medicine, biomedical engineering, and musculoskeletal medicine or perioperative medicine.
Students will complete a research project thesis and viva and will be encouraged to work alongside clinicians and researchers in order to make the projects clinically relevant and translatable.
MSc students complete a 180 credit programme: eight taught modules (120 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).
Students can select up to three optional modules (45 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Orthopaedics.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
Trauma Theory and Upper Limb
The Spine and Research Methodology
Students can select up to three optional modules (45 credits) in the following subjects (subject to change):
Towards a New Model in Perioperative Care
Data and Statistics in Perioperative Care
Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
Clinical Aspects of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Surgery
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Biomaterials
The Landscape of Perioperative Medicine
Teaching and learning
Students will be assessed by a variety of methods, including unseen written examinations, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), coursework assignments, short and long answer questions, forum discussion, dissertation and oral presentations.
The core textbooks are available in the UCL Library, and journal articles in your reading lists are also mostly available electronically. You may be required to print and bind two copies of your Research project at approximately £25-£50. Some students like to purchase their own textbooks or print course documents and we suggest allowing approximately £100 per year. All students are required to pay for their DBS check if required for your programme or placement.
Students will be required to pay for their travel costs to placements or project locations.
The MSc in Orthopaedics is designed to teach students to apply knowledge from a range of Orthopaedic topics as well as from the chosen stream of optional modules depending on their area of interest and expertise.
Students will learn to work in a team of allied clinical staff, replicating their day-to-day set up in their own institutions. Other transferable skills will be gained such as research methodology, evidence gathering, presenting evidence in a structured argument and self-appraisal which will be useful for future employment.
Why study this degree at UCL?
This MSc is closely linked to UCLH, which has a strong tradition of high-quality research in Orthopaedics & allied specialities.
This unique platform will offer the opportunity to experience first hand taught modules in orthopaedics with additional modules in an allied sub-specialities of your choice.
You will use classroom and online activities to complete your chosen modules although research projects have to be completed at dedicated sites.
The programme is open to overseas students who wish to experience the high standards of UCL education and have a desire to enhance their skills and credentials with an internationally recognized prestigious qualification.
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications.
Who can apply?
This novel teaching program aims to enrol professional students who are all connected by the common theme of orthopaedics but aspiring to excel in the several allied sub-specialities such as (but not limited to) surgeons, physiotherapist, sports practitioners, nursing and scrub practitioners, clinical researchers.
All applicants 30 July 2021