Orthopaedic Research Methods and Evidence-Based Medicine
Applicants should be Specialist Registrars, Core Trainees or equivalent in orthopaedic surgery. For Core Trainees and equivalent, rotations and placements must be applicable to orthopaedic surgery and allow coverage of four clinical modules. They must hold a primary medical degree (for example, MBChB or equivalent) plus be qualified to the level of MRCS or equivalent.
Months of entry
This part-time MSc programme gives you the opportunity to complete a personalised and relevant master's-level degree that requires minimal study time away from clinical practice. It makes use of motivated and experienced clinical academics to deliver a programme that will translate to excellent, individualised academic surgical practice. The programme complements your clinical career, will expand your academic skills and offers the flexibility to focus on areas of practice that are relevant to your career plans.
The programme is divided into clinical, research methods and research project modules, all of which are completed on a part-time basis. The clinical component is designed with practical clinical relevance in mind. You will direct your own learning towards topics and sub-specialty areas that you are interested in and are relevant to your career. Learning is assessed through oral presentations, poster presentations and reflective writing, which requires minimal time away from patient care and mirrors the professional activities of a clinician scientist in orthopaedic surgery.
The research methods component comprises seminars in techniques of critical appraisal, trial design, data manipulation and analysis. A combination of formative and programme-level assessment will be used to demonstrate what you have learned.
The research project module offers an opportunity to carry out and deliver a high-quality study with academic supervision; the expectation is that this work would be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Information for international students
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Location will be based at Southmead Hospital.
Course contact details
- Enquiries Team
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