Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma


The Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma course provides comprehensive training in the field of musculoskeletal health and injury management. This program focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical interventions related to orthopedic conditions and traumatic injuries. Students will acquire a deep understanding of orthopedic anatomy, biomechanics, and surgical techniques. The curriculum covers various orthopedic subspecialties, including joint replacements, spinal surgery, and sports medicine. Practical skills are developed through hands-on training, clinical rotations, and simulated surgeries. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to pursue careers as orthopedic surgeons, trauma specialists, and contribute effectively in healthcare settings specializing in orthopedic care.

Our Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma qualifications have been designed in collaboration with colleges, higher education institutions, and sector skills councils. They offer a pathway for individuals to progress to university degrees and cover Diploma Level- 3 to 7.

These qualifications provide the flexibility for learners to choose from a variety of optional units at each level. This allows them to specialize in specific areas while also gaining the essential core knowledge necessary for all managers or individuals.

  • Establish a solid groundwork in orthopedic surgery and trauma principles, theories, and essential concepts.
  • Attain a comprehensive understanding of musculoskeletal conditions, diagnostic methods, treatment options, and surgical procedures.
  • Develop proficiency in applying medical expertise and technical dexterity to analyze, diagnose, and address orthopedic challenges.
  • Gain practical experience through hands-on clinical scenarios and realistic simulations in orthopedic practice.
  • Understand the principles of orthopedic practice management, including patient care coordination, treatment planning, and ethical considerations.
  • Acquire skills in orthopedic surgical techniques, encompassing precision procedures, patient safety, and post-operative care.
  • Explore the complexities of diagnostic imaging, biomechanical assessments, and orthopedic instruments within medical contexts.
  • Foster critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and analytical skills to effectively manage and overcome orthopedic complexities.
  • Enhance collaboration, communication, and patient interaction abilities through clinical teamwork and interactive case studies.
  • Develop research proficiency and the aptitude to apply knowledge in conducting independent studies in specialized areas of orthopedic surgery and trauma.

Upon successful completion of the Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma program, individuals will have a wide array of career opportunities across sectors dedicated to musculoskeletal health and trauma care. Potential professional pathways encompass roles such as orthopedic surgeon, trauma specialist, musculoskeletal nurse, orthopedic counselor, trauma therapist, musculoskeletal health advocate, early intervention orthopedic educator, orthopedic research professional, public musculoskeletal health advocate, and trauma care coordinator.

Graduates can secure positions within orthopedic hospitals, healthcare institutions, academic settings, trauma centers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, or choose to pursue advanced studies in orthopedic surgery and trauma at the postgraduate level.

Course Details

Course Overview:

The Level 7- Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma is a distinguished program designed for experienced orthopedic surgeons and advanced practitioners seeking the pinnacle of expertise in complex musculoskeletal conditions and trauma care. This diploma provides an in-depth exploration of advanced surgical techniques, innovative trauma management, and advanced research methodologies. Students will delve into specialized areas of orthopedic surgery, honing clinical skills, research capabilities, and leadership attributes. The course is tailored for professionals aiming to lead in specialized clinical practice, contribute to groundbreaking research, and shape the future of orthopedic surgery and trauma care.


The Level 7- Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma is equivalent to a Master’s degree and holds recognition from prestigious educational and professional institutions. This qualification is ideal for those seeking to become distinguished experts, thought leaders, educators, or researchers in the field of orthopedic surgery and trauma care.

Course Contents:

The course content of the Level 7- Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma typically covers a range of advanced topics. Here are the topics covered:

  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Pathophysiology
  • Complex Orthopedic Surgical Techniques and Innovations
  • Advances in Trauma Management and Critical Care
  • Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries: Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Advanced Joint Arthroplasty and Revision Procedures
  • Spine Surgery: Complex Approaches and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Pediatric Orthopedics: Complex Cases and Emerging Trends
  • Orthopedic Imaging and Advanced Diagnostic Radiology
  • Advances in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Functional Restoration
  • Orthopedic Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Leadership and Management in Orthopedics
  • Ethical Considerations in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma
  • Complex Orthopedic Case Presentations and Grand Rounds
  • Major Research Project in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma
  • Innovations in Orthopedic Technology and Surgical Tools
Assignment Criteria:

The qualification assessment criteria are based on assignments, but in order to pass, the learner must complete all of the unit’s learning requirements. At the completion of each unit, an interview will be held as proof that the work truly belongs to the learner.

Entry Requirements:

The specific entry requirements for the Level 7- Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma include:

  • A minimum age requirement (e.g., 22 years old)
  • A complete Bachelor’s degree, UK level 6 diploma in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Completion of a MBBS degree or a related degree.
  • Demonstrated mastery of advanced orthopedic principles, extensive clinical experience, and substantial research accomplishments.
  • English language proficiency, demonstrated through language tests or previous education in an English-speaking environment.
Course Duration:

The qualification has recommended course duration of 2 years.

Note: However the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required.