Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, the ChM in Trauma and Orthopaedics (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh provides the opportunity for trainees to select those advanced modules relevant to their declared specialty and supports learning for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examinations.
The University of Edinburgh's programme is designed to run alongside clinical training and complement in-the-workplace assessment.
Graduates will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical subspecialty and be able to apply this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting.
Academic modules will explore research and teaching methodology, whilst enabling students to develop the ability to analyse published evidence and enhance their interactive and written clinical communication skills. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an academic research project in Year 2 e.g. Original research or a Systematic Review in a relevant area of work.
Students are supported throughout the programme through asynchronous discussions with e-tutors who are all leading clinicians in their field.
Compulsory modules cover the core elements of the subsections of the orthopaedic syllabus. These are taught and assessed using a clinical problem-based approach, supported by systems-based review of the course material.
Having gained experience from the academic modules in the previous year, students will be expected to critically analyse reference material and where appropriate relate to their own work.
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
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A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council, and would normally have acquired MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone) and be an Advanced Trainee in Trauma and Orthopaedics (UK ST 5/6 or equivalent).
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive.
UK government postgraduate loans
UK nationals, those with settled status, and some EU nationals not resident in the UK, could be eligible for a postgraduate loan towards fees - and in some cases living costs.
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