Taught course

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally have obtained:

  • a MBChB medical degree or an equivalent qualification
  • a further postgraduate qualification (for example the Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics or Diploma of the National Board in Orthopaedics from India) or an equivalent postgraduate specialist qualification.
  • at least four years' post registration in orthopaedic surgery

Registration with the GMC is not required.

You will need to submit an up to date CV and two clinical references at the time of application.

Months of entry


Course content

Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons for England and recognised by many Indian State Medical Councils, this course encompasses teaching, clinical and research elements relating to the field or orthopaedic surgery. This includes general orthopaedics and sub-specialities such as an upper limb, foot and ankle, paediatrics and orthopaedic oncology.

As a practising orthopaedic surgeon, you'll gain in-depth knowledge of the latest surgical and biomechanical techniques. You'll cover the biomechanics of all major joints, imaging techniques, trauma, gait and motion analysis, research, and statistical analysis.

Alongside lectures and self-directed study, you'll get hands-on learning experiences. You'll complete dry bone workshops, have an associated clinical attachment with a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, and participate in workshops - currently, shoulder approaches, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, spine, and navigated knee replacement - using Thiel-embalmed cadavers. These cadavers are embalmed to retain lifelike qualities, including soft tissue and fascia, and full joint articulation. This ensures an incredibly realistic learning experience.

Throughout this course, you'll hone your understanding of biomechanics, further develop your clinical skills, and discover how the scientific principles of orthopaedics can complement your clinical work.

You'll learn from experts in the field and may have the opportunity to present at conferences, write papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, or apply for a patent of your own invention following the research element of the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MChOrth
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Arpit Jariwala