University of Dundee header

University of Dundee

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology

The programme is intended to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the technological aspects of orthopaedics and rehabilitation; the programme consists of 4 taught modules: Introductory topics, biomechanics, rehabilitation technology and orthopaedic technology; in addition, those studying for an MSc, undertake a research project in a relevant area.

Entry requirements

Degree in science; engineering; medicine; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; orthotics; prosthetics; nursing; allied health profession or other related field; or medically related professional qualification of degree standard with at least 2 years' experience of working in field of orthopaedics and/or rehabilitation. IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Modules include: skeletal anatomy and physiology; orthopaedic and disability medicine; engineering mechanics; properties and mechanics of materials; skeletal mechanics; tissue mechanics; biomechanical measurement systems; prosthetics; orthotics; mobility aids; implant mechanics and materials; hip arthroplasty; knee arthroplasty; ankle and foot arthroplasty; upper limb arthroplasty; bone fixation.

Assessment methods

Examinations; continous assesment; research project (undertaken by those studying towards an MSc) is assessed by dissertation and oral examination.

Sponsorship information

Self funding; Employer.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
PgDip Distance learning - 24 months
MSc Distance learning - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland
Distance Learning

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01382 383838