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Specialist/Consultant, England

MSc Orthopaedic Trauma Science

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About the course

Our two-year online MSc in Orthopaedic Trauma Science uses innovative methods of teaching and assessment for a fresh, dynamic and interactive approach in orthopaedic trauma. It is designed to be readily accessible, wherever you are in the world, with the option of a two-week residential summer school in London – one of the most, vibrant, dynamic and exciting cities in the world. It is offered in collaboration between London's most established major trauma centre at the Royal London Hospital, the UK's lead centre for research into Complex Trauma Care and one of the oldest medical schools in the world.

Trauma is one of the world's leading killers and is responsible for a significant proportion of the global burden of disease. Improving survival and outcomes following traumatic injury has been identified as a key priority by the World Health Organisation and orthopaedic injuries pose a major clinical challenge worldwide.

Our course provides a broad and critical understanding of the most up-to-date science and practice of trauma care, with a particular focus on orthopaedic and orthoplastic management. We combine an international expert faculty with technology-enhanced learning so that you can readily access knowledge wherever you are, at a time that suits you. Interactive discussion forums and tutorials help to engender an inclusive and supportive community, as well as facilitating a worldwide network of contacts with shared interests.

We run an optional two-week residential summer school at the end of the first year in London. This incorporates simulated scenario training to complement the didactic learning and to provide practical knowledge and experience of decision-making and the safe, professional delivery of core clinical functions in the management of seriously injured patients. In your second year, you will write a dissertation on a specific area of knowledge or original research.

Over recent years, the largest growth area for jobs in orthopaedics has been in trauma. This course is tailored to meet the needs of international graduates from all healthcare and health sciences backgrounds including surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, operating department staff, allied health professionals and those with a specialist interest in orthopaedic trauma education and training.

We provide high-quality learning, no matter where you are in the world, in order to develop the future leaders in the science and practice of orthopaedic trauma.

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