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MSc in Trauma Sciences (online); or MSc in Orthopaedic Trauma Science (online)

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MSc in Trauma Sciences (including the Military and Humanitarian pathway)

  1. Trauma Sciences: See programme page for more information
  2. Trauma Sciences (Military and Humanitarian): See programme page for more information

Trauma is a leading cause of global death and disability. Changes within populations, societies and climates are all increasing the incidence and severity of trauma. Severe injury triggers a sequence of changes within the cells of the body and can lead to critical and disabling illness or death. Organised trauma systems aim to deliver timely, effective trauma care to ensure the best outcomes for injured patients. Understanding which interventions prevent or minimise death and return survivors to full health and function is essential. This online programme accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England will provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the most up-to-date science and practice of trauma care. Lectures and tutorials are delivered by subject experts and you are encouraged to share clinical experiences and form global networks.

As part of this programme, you can choose the Military and Humanitarian module if you wish. Opportunities for the training of military trauma care specialists are extremely limited, and many defence agencies rely on the deployment situation as the primary training for their personnel. With global disasters, humanitarian crises and mass casualty events on the rise, the importance of specialist training in the science and management of these events is increasingly important.

You can also attend an optional two-week Summer School in London. This incorporates simulated scenario training (consistent with your scope of practice) and will complement the didactic learning to provide practical knowledge and experience of decision-making, along with the safe, professional management of seriously injured patients.

This programme will:

  • give you a thorough understanding of the pathophysiological principles underlying traumatic injury
  • allow you to gain a broad and critical understanding of developments in the acute aspects of trauma care
  • introduce you to critical appraisal of trauma evidence including the completion of a research dissertation
  • give you hands-on training at an optional summer school consistent with your scope of practice.


MSc in Orthopaedic Trauma Science

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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 Organization 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.

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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