Teesside University

Teesside University


This course provides postgraduate training for doctors specialising in orthopaedics and is delivered in collaboration with consultant orthopaedic surgeons from South Tees NHS Foundation Trust. The course enables students to: develop an understanding of the principles and clinical concepts underpinning practice in trauma and orthopaedics; develop the skills and attitudes necessary to perform evidence-based trauma and orthopaedic practice and research within trauma and orthopaedics; foster a commitment to lifelong learning and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice. The learning and teaching strategy uses a blended approach. Students must attend the Trauma and Orthopaedics module as block teaching. For all other modules the learning and teaching strategy is designed to be as flexible as possible. Students can choose to study by attending classes, by distance learning or by flexible learning (a combination of attendance and distance learning).

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a recognised medical degree and be working within orthopaedics. International students must apply via the Medical Training Initiative and will be required to have IELTS level 6.5 or above.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: designing research projects; evidence-based practice; practical statistics; trauma and orthopaedics. Year 2 core modules: dissertation. Plus 1 option module: assessment and management of shoulder disorders; delivering quality in healthcare; or dissertation and research paper.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment strategies are used throughout the programme. Formative assessment supports learning in some modules. Each module is summatively assessed and includes written report, seen exam, data analysis project, research proposal, written exam, oral exam and dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MCh Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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School of Health and Social Care
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01642 384110