iBSc in Orthopaedic Science
Orthopaedics now encompasses many different scientific disciplines, including materials science, biomechanics, medical physics, nanotechnology, molecular biology of skeletal tissues, tissue engineering, cell therapies and genetics.
Orthopaedic surgery itself is advancing rapidly with the benefit of these new areas in science. These advances in clinical practice depend on the findings of current medical research. More than ever, specialists in the field will need to be trained and involved in the research process to understand the scientific basis for these new developments.
The programme aims to present a broad-based understanding of how skeletal tissues function, how they degrade and repair and how the design, manufacture and fixation of implants can be improved. A large proportion of the programme is dedicated to a laboratory-based research project with training and hands-on experience in research methodology and skills needed to carry out medical research successfully in orthopaedics and other related disciplines.