Taught course

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Candidates normally require a degree in science, engineering or a medically related professional qualification in, for example, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, nursing or medicine.

Months of entry


Course content

Technology has always been central to the treatment of patients in orthopaedics and rehabilitation, and the use of technology has never been greater than it is at present. Today you can choose from a large and ever increasing variety of devices.

The Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University of Dundee is one of the principal training institutions of orthopaedics, biomechanics and rehabilitation technology in the UK.

This programme has been designed and written by experts from centres in Dundee and includes up-to-date material reflecting current knowledge and understanding. The Diploma course comprises four groups of modules and the MSc course comprises the same four module groups and a project. The courses are delivered by distance learning techniques, to suit the needs of today’s working professional.

The academic department is closely linked with the Orthopaedic Directorate of the NHS Tayside, which provides orthopaedic, wheelchair and seating, orthotic and prosthetic specialist services to the City of Dundee and its surrounding areas. Tayside Rehabilitation Engineering Services (TRES) is also part of the Directorate. TRES provide a clinical service in addition to an active programme of research and development, evaluation and teaching.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Dr Tim Drew
+44 (0)1382 383505