Aims and Outcomes of the Programme

Aims

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Enable you to further develop an understanding of the principles and clinical concepts underpinning practice in trauma and orthopaedics
  • Enable you to further develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform evidence-based trauma and orthopaedic practice and research within trauma and orthopaedics
  • Foster a commitment to lifelong learning and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice

Learning outcomes

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical knowledge and understanding of the biomechanical principles underpinning orthopaedic practice
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of the research methodologies and data analysis methods from which the knowledge base for your clinical practice in trauma and orthopaedics has been derived
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding and originality in the application of evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of governance in the clinical practice of trauma and orthopaedics

Cognitive/intellectual skills

  • Integrate and synthesise existing practice in trauma and orthopaedics with systematically appraised evidence in order to make sound clinical decisions
  • Make argued conclusions on the basis of an evaluation of the evidence base underpinning clinical practice in trauma and orthopaedics
  • Plan and undertake research that challenges orthodox orthopaedic practice and which formulates new or alternative solutions

Practical/professional skills

  • Act autonomously to make justified decisions regarding investigations and interventions within orthopaedic practice
  • Act autonomously to identify specific aspects of orthopaedic practice that require research-based or evidence-based enquiry

Key transferable skills

  • Independently identify and manage own personal development needs necessary for continuing professional development
  • Communicate complex academic and professional issues to a range of audiences using a variety of verbal and written methods
  • Demonstrate competency in IT skills commensurate with the demands of academic, research and evidence-based professional practice
  • Demonstrate competency in numeracy skills commensurate with the requirements for academic, research and evidence-based professional practice