Taught course

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology (distance learning)

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

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This programme is delivered by distance learning. We aim to ensure that this distance is only physical, and encourage contact between you and your tutor, and other students. The distance learning mode of study therefore allows you to learn at your own pace, using specially designed learning materials and methods which are easily integrated into your daily routine. Our distance learning courses are particularly suitable for healthcare professionals and others who are unable to take time off work for full-time study.

Assessment for the postgraduate diploma award is by a combination of coursework (assignments) and written examination. The MSc project is assessed by dissertation and viva (oral examination).

The programme consists of two courses, the PGDip Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology and the MSc Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology.

For each course there are four groups of distance learning modules:

Introductory Topics;
Rehabilitation Technology;
Orthopaedic Technology;
In addition, the MSc course includes a project. The courses must be completed within a period of two to five years from the date you start.

Information for international students

International students must hold a valid and recognised English Language qualification.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months

Course contact details

Dr Tim Drew
+44 (0)1382 383505