Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: April 14th 2012

Location: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

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This one-day course teaches the basic biomechanical and engineering principles in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery. It is aimed at junior doctors F1-CT/ST+ but will be useful to anyone wanting to increase their understanding of Orthopaedics. Course includes lunch, tea/coffee, practical demonstrations and a certificate.

Course Synopsis

  • Orthopaedic surgery is unique amongst the surgical disciplines because it requires not only an understanding of anatomy and clinical sciences, and accruement of surgical skills, but also a sound foundation in biomechanics. Although the former domains are extensively covered during undergraduate and postgraduate medical training, musculoskeletal biomechanics has traditionally been less well covered in the core training.
  • ‘Basic biomechanics in Orthopaedics’ is a one day course that helps fill in this gap. This course covers the fundamental biomechanical principles that must be considered in making Orthopaedic decisions. It also introduces participants to the basic engineering concepts behind common Orthopaedic implants. This understanding will help to make the clinical practice in Orthopaedics more rewarding, and stimulate further enthusiasm for the speciality.
  • The course is delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, small group exercises and discussions, and practicals and demonstrations.

Course Fees

F1/F2 -     £180
CTs/STs+ -     £195

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