Taught course

Trauma and Orthopaedics: Spinal

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Applicants should be: Orthopaedic doctors with MBBCh or equivalent BSc (Hons) graduates with an appropriate health care degree Prospective students will usually be required to have achieved a 2.1 Honours Degree, but consideration will be given to students with a 2.2 Honours Degree with appropriate experience and satisfactory references. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Trauma and Orthopaedics: Spinal at Salford:

  • You will be taught by consultant surgeons, anaesthetists and specialists in spinal practice, in the ageing to paediatric spine
  • Flexible course enables you to focus on your individual training needs
  • Benefit from blended part-time distance learning element designed to fit in with your clinical commitments.

Course summary

This course has been produced in consultation with clinical specialists and in partnership with specialist spinal centres to ensure that it provides the appropriate content for you to progress in spinal management in the current climate. Not only will you have input from our own, highly experienced staff, you will also be taught by clinical experts who are in current practice.

Key lectures and case discussion sessions delivered on campus days with consultant guided distance learning coupled with work-based learning tailored to individual aspirations. This course will also give you access to expertise in clinical assessment, spinal pathology management strategies as well as specialist surgical skills workshops.

Modules can also be taken as stand-alone courses for continuing professional development.

Suitable for

This course is aimed at medical orthopaedic trainees, GPs and specialist orthopaedic practitioners working in either Primary or Secondary Health Care settings.

We welcome applications from both NHS and Private sectors.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English – IELTS – a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no component below 6 is required.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £7,885

Part-time £7,885 (£3,150 first and second year, £1,585 for dissertation year)

Full-time International £16,810

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £8,045

Part-time £3,215 for year one

Full-time International £17,000

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Arthrex supports this course and there are a number of Orthopaedic Excellence Awards available www.arthrex.com. Contact the course leader for further information.

There are also other sources of funding available to you.

For more information please see our funding section

Qualification and course duration


part time
33 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
9 months


part time
9 months
full time
5 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Service
+44 (0) 161 295 4545