Taught course

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Candidates must have obtained the Degree of MBChB or an equivalent qualification and normally at least four years' post registration in orthopaedic surgery. Candidates from India should have either obtained the MS or DNB in Orthopaedics, or an equivalent postgraduate degree; all other candidates should have an equivalent postgraduate certificate (refer to departmental webpages for more information).

Registration with the GMC is not required.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers.

Months of entry


Course content

The course consists of two semesters. Bioengineering material will provide you with basic science and permitting you, as clinicians, to associate with clinical engineering materials. A formal programme of lectures, tutorials, dry bone workshops, anatomy demonstrations and multi-media demonstrations are provided and these include:

  • Foot and Ankle,
  • Hand and Wrist,
  • Hip and Pelvis,
  • Knee,
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics,
  • Shoulder and Elbow,
  • Spine,
  • Trauma,
  • Tumour,
  • Infection,
  • Pathology,
  • Disability Medicine,
  • Biomechanics,
  • Implants,
  • Introduction to Mechanics,
  • Orthopaedic Technology,
  • Statistics in Medical Research,
  • Mechanics of Materials,
  • Orthotics,
  • Prosthetics,
  • Seating and Wheelchairs,
  • Foot Pressure Analysis,
  • Gait Analysis,
  • Motion Analysis,
  • Sports Injury

The programme assessment is made up of three elements: two written MCQs (one per semester), OSCE and a thesis. Students are required to pass each element to qualify for the award of the degree. Candidates will be examined orally on the subject of thesis. There is no resit facility.

This programme is delivered by the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery and the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research within the School of Medicine.

Information for international students

International students (if first language is not English), must hold a valid and recognised English language qualification or proof of proficiency. English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is on our website.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Prof R Abboud
+44 (0)1382 496278
+44 (0)1382 496200