Course content will focus on the provision of individualised holistic care, based on a sound knowledge of pathophysiology, trauma management and a range of long term musculoskeletal conditions, with an emphasis on current evidence for orthopaedic practice.
Leading and Delivering Specialist Care (6HW011)
(September to May – year long)
This year long module provides an opportunity to demonstrate specialist orthopaedic care and professional practice through assessment of competency and a reflective portfolio.
Module content includes:
Searching, interpreting and applying evidence to inform practice; Practice development; reflective analysis; portfolio development.
1. 10 specialist practice outcomes* whilst continuing to work in your normal practice setting (Pass/Refer) *you will require a practice mentor to assess your practice.
2 A reflective portfolio of evidence (100%) which supports your competency in orthopaedic practice.
Supporting Long-term care (6HW017)
(September to January - Semester 1)
You will focus on the care and management of patients with a range of long term musculoskeletal conditions, evaluating current guidelines and evidence underpinning assessment, diagnosis and treatment strategies.Module content includes:
Orthopaedic care across the lifespan; pathophysiology; musculoskeletal assessment; options in initial management; complications; working in a multi professional team.
A case study (100%) detailing a coordinated approach to orthopaedic care for an individual (and his/her family).
Enhancing Care in the Specialist Setting (6HW014)
(January to May - Semester 2)
You will study pathophysiology and evaluate guidelines and evidence relating to trauma and emergency management in orthopaedic care. Module content includes:
Trauma and emergency orthopaedic care; management and treatment methods; consequences of pathophysiology; ongoing prevention and management of acute and longer term complications.
1. A written report on an aspect of practice (50%)
2. An oral assessment of your ability to articulate your learning and apply to practice (50%)