MDCS42140 Primary Care(Orthopaedics) III

Academic Year 2023/2024

This is a Clinical Placement module to allow students to gain practical experiece in secondary care environment.
Regular case-based scenarios will encourage the integration of knowledge across modules that consider structure, function, disease and patient care.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the module, a student should be able to:

• Have gained practical experience of Orthopedic secondary care environments
• Use their experiences on clinical placement to reflect on their own clinical practice.

Indicative Module Content:

Clinical placements will occur in both Public and Private hospitals to give a variety of experiences.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning


Placement/Work Experience


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Module delivery will involve 80 hours of clinical placements over 14 weeks. Regular case-based scenarios will be delivered online.

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Applicants should:
• Hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g. Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Physiotherapy, etc)
• Possess an equivalent professional qualification, or
• Have relevant clinical experience in orthopaedics, primary care, or physiotherapy.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Attendance: Students must attend 80 hours of clinical placements over the course of the module Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Continuous Assessment: Clinical cases – practice-based assessments for specific joints e.g.Knee/Shoulder/Hip/Spine

Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Presentation: Present a reflective report following a patients case through from initial presentation, through OPD, surgery and follow up Unspecified n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Grades from online assessments will be available online. Peer feedback relating to Group projects will be given on the same day. Case reports will be given regular feedback in person/audio/video or written formats at regular intervals.