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Course Aims

This is a structured distance learning package for orthopaedic surgeons who wish to develop their expertise at postgraduate level but who do not wish to disturb their career by taking time out. It is run jointly by Cardiff School of Engineering and the Cardiff School of Medicine.

The MSc course aims to explore aspects of engineering relating to medicine and to examine some of the problems arising out of implant technology. It introduces the basic features of engineering principles - in relation to materials, experimentation, mechanical engineering theory and surgical techniques - which are relevant to the orthopaedic discipline. It will equip practitioners with an understanding of engineering in the specific context of orthopaedic surgery. It will enable them to apply engineering principles in their clinical practice and to appraise critically both new and old treatments in the light of the developments of deformity and disease.