Taught course

Trauma and Orthopaedics (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health

Entry requirements

Prospective entrants must hold a basic medical qualification recognised by the General Medical Council, and would normally have acquired their MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone) and be an Advanced Trainee in Trauma and Orthopaedics (ST [specialist training years] 5/6 in UK or equivalent outside UK). If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: - IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module) - TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module) - PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered) - CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

Months of entry


Course content

Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, the ChM in Trauma and Orthopaedics provides the opportunity for trainees to select those advanced modules relevant to their declared specialty and supports learning for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examinations.

The programme is designed to run alongside clinical training and complement in-the-workplace assessment.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Programme Director
+44 (0)131 527 3496