Expand your understanding of a wide range of orthopaedic disorders and injuries. Explore the many conventional and complementary therapies and interventions available, and learn to take a holistic view of patient care. Develop a greater appreciation of the role of research in orthopaedic practice.
Children and adults can experience a range of orthopaedic problems. These may be associated with congenital, developmental, inflammatory, metabolic or degenerative problems of the musculo-skeletal system, or with injury. Caring for them involves a range of treatments and interventions, such as conservative and emergency surgery and/or complementary therapies.
Our course provides a solid grounding in the theory of caring for patients with orthopaedic disorders or injuries. It also lets you to build your specialist clinical experience, so that you can apply a critical problem-solving approach to understanding and managing patient care. You’ll reach a new understanding of the importance of research in orthopaedic practice.
You’ll take a holistic approach to the management of orthopaedic patients, with a view to maximising their mobility and achieving an improved quality of life for them. You’ll also learn to respond to the educational and developmental needs of people undergoing therapy.
Our course is delivered in Cambridge, with some study sessions held online using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
You’ll be assessed on a 30-minute presentation plus a supporting paper of 1,500 words, and a practice portfolio of approximately 3,000 words.
You’ll be a registered healthcare practitioner, with at least six months’ current experience in a suitable orthopaedic care setting and will be working in an orthopaedic placement for the duration of the module.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
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