Taught course


Teesside University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You should have a recognised medical degree (MBBS and MRCS or equivalent postgraduate degree such as MS or DNB)

Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides postgraduate training for doctors specialising in orthopaedics and is delivered with support from consultant orthopaedic surgeons.

Course details

The course enables you to:

  • further develop an understanding of the principles and clinical concepts underpinning contemporary orthopaedic surgery
  • further develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform evidence-based practice and research within the specialist field of trauma and orthopaedics
  • foster a commitment to lifelong learning and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice that will enable you to acquire skills and enhance your practice

The programme is available through either a part-time (two-year) or a full-time (one-year) route. The programme structure is dependent on the programme route.

What you study

In Year 1 both full and part time courses undertake a number of modules which develop your understanding of the principles underpinning clinical practice in trauma and orthopaedics and develop your skills in evidence-based practice, research methods and statistics. Part-time students complete a Dissertation module in Year 2. Full-time students complete the Dissertation module in semester three, of Year 1.

Year 1 core modules

· Designing Research Projects

· Implementing Evidence-based Practice

· Practical Statistics

· Trauma and Orthopaedics

Year 2 core modules

· Dissertation and Research Article

How you learn

You learn through lectures, seminars, practical activities, clinical simulation, computer lab work and group work. The majority of teaching is delivered by principal and senior lecturers at Teesside University.

The specialist module is delivered by appropriately qualified clinical staff including consultants in trauma and orthopaedics.

Full time students study across two days a week and are expected to devote the remaining time to individual study including the optional observational experience. Part time students have the option to undertake most sessions by attendance, distance or flexible learning but attendance for the specialist module is compulsory and this is scheduled as block delivery across the first year.

How you are assessed

We use a variety of assessment strategies throughout your course. Formative assessment supports your learning in some modules. Each module is summatively assessed and includes a written report, computer-based statistics exam, statistics mini project, research proposal, written exam, oral exam and dissertation thesis and research article. Feedback is provided electronically for all assessed work through the student intranet.


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The course offers a structured and logical progression to learning with a firm link to your specialist area of practice within trauma and orthopaedics. Most graduates are employed in specialty training posts. This course can support your career progression to consultant level.

Information for international students

If you are an international student you must apply via the MTI and must have IELTS level 7 or above.

Fees and funding

For funding information, please contact the University Finance Office, +44 (0)1642 342171, email finance@tees.ac.uk

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MCh
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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