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Professional Doctorate in Orthopaedics
Administrative contact: Julie Kingsbury
The Doc Orth (Professional Doctorate in Orthopaedics) is designed to train the next generation of academic orthopaedic surgeons. This programme will bring together all three elements of training under one professional doctoral programme:
- a taught element.
- a reflective clinical competence and
- high quality research.
It complements clinical training, up-regulating the scientific and ORIGINAL research content. Combined with the existing Higher Surgical Training programme, this course will offer students both an excellent preparation for FRCS(Orth) and a doctorate with an original research element. The main driver is greater integration of clinical service, research and education in the NHS, as exemplified by the development of the various Academic Health Sciences Centre models, in order to speed the development of improvements in patient care.
The target group for this course are orthopaedic surgical trainees with National Training Numbers (which implies also GMC registration and the MRCS), who are interested in pursuing academic career and/or those who have a keen interest in research. Intake is restricted to 2-3 per year. This is a Ph.D level (8) degree. i.e. a professional Doctorate.
Medical degree: MMBS and equivalent, GMC registration, MRCS and Higher Surgical Training Number in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Length of Programme
Six calendar years part time (equivalent to three years full time), taught components are expected to be completed by year four.
Students must complete eight taught modules, assessed by two hour unseen exam or coursework depending on the chosen module; submit one 20,000-40,000 word dissertation which reflects a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in Trauma and Orthopaedics, and one 50,000 word thesis of ORIGINAL research which will be examined by viva voce.
- £2530 per year (Part time fees for 6 years) + £5000 Additional Fee Element
- Total fees over 6 years: £20180 (subject to confirmation by UCL Fees Office).
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*All fees quoted are for the session 2011-12 and are related to the whole session. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase and this is implicit in accepting the offer of a place at UCL.
An application form is available from the UCL Graduate School web site. Please enclose a copy of your Curriculum Vitae with the application form as failure to do so will delay the processing of your application form. Students can begin their studies throughout the academic year.
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