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Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology

Snapshot

Degrees available Length of study Fee for 2012-13 Fee for 2013-14
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Full-time Part-time
MSc (distance learning)   36-60 months £6,580 £7,860 £7,080 £8,650
PGDip (distance learning)   24-60 months £4,080 £5,360 £4,280 £5,650
MSc (in house)* 12 months  
£9,060
£10,000
* The taught elements are conducted by self-directed learning modules as with distance learning but the project will be undertaken in-house.
Students wishing to pursue the MSc must complete the Diploma within 3 years part-time or 9 months full-time. The MSc must be completed within a period of 1 year full-time or 2-5 years part-time.
Fees must be paid in full prior to commencing the course (in-house only).
Academic School: College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
How to apply: Fill in our online enquiry form via the Distance Learning Section website

Overview

This programme is delivered by the Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery Department.

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, to reflect the multi-disciplinary aspect of the research carried out at the Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery Department where the majority of staff are tutors on this programme, the respective staff were returned into Unit of Assessment 25 (General Engineering - Biomedical Engineering) and Unit of Assessment 8 (Primary Care and Other Community Based Clinical Subjects) where 90% and 85% of our quality profile was deemed of international class.

Aims of the Programme

The programme is intended to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the technological aspects of orthopaedics and rehabilitation.

Programme Content

The programme consists of four 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.

Each student is assigned a tutor, who is available for direct contact by telephone; a telephone answering service is available after office hours, and you may also contact your tutor by email, post or fax. Email is the preferred option for all tutor contact.

For detailed information on the syllabus, visit the course website.

Methods of Assessment

The modules are assessed by a combination of written examination and continuous assessment. In addition, the research project, undertaken by those studying towards an MSc, is assessed by dissertation and oral examination.

Entry Requirements

Students normally require a degree in science, engineering or a medically-related professional qualification in, for example, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, nursing or medicine.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.0, with minimum of 6.0 in the Writing component and a minimum of 5.5 in the other three components (or equivalent), if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.

English Language Pre-Sessional Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional programmes and Foundation Programme(s) which are designed to prepare you for university study, the 24 week and 10 week programmes provide additional English Language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English Language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS respectively. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer. The 30 week (one Academic Year) Foundation Programme(s) allow applicants who have not met our typical academic entry requirements, and require additional English Language support by up to 1.0 to 1.5 IELTS, to gain the necessary qualifications to enter the University of Dundee degree programmes in the following year.

Sources of Funding

The School of Medicine is not currently offering any school scholarships.

Other sources of funding for postgraduate students can be found on our Scholarships webpage.

Contact

Programme Director

Admissions Contact

Dr Tim Drew
Distance Learning Section
Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
TORT Centre
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
Dundee
DD1 9SY
Scotland

Telephone: 01382 383520 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 383520 (from outside the UK)

Fax: 01382 383501 (from the UK)
Fax: +44 1382 383501 (from outside the UK)

Email: dls@dundee.ac.uk
Rosemary Williams
Distance Learning Section
Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
TORT Centre
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
Dundee
DD1 9SY
Scotland

Telephone: 01382 383520 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 383520 (from outside the UK)

Fax: 01382 383501 (from the UK)
Fax: +44 1382 383501 (from outside the UK)

Email: dls@dundee.ac.uk