ORTH6002

Paediatric Orthopaedics

10 Units

This course will give the student a comprehensive and critical understanding of the pathophysiology, aetiology, management and cutting edge advances in paediatric orthopaedic diseases. This course is a compulsory course in the Orthopaedic Specialisation in the Master of Traumatology.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and analyse specific paediatric orthopaedic disease.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the management of paediatric orthopaedic disease during the preoperative, operative and postoperative period.
  3. Analyse cutting edge research advances in paediatric orthopaedic disease in a critical manner.
Content
  • Approach to paediatric orthopaedic
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Paediatric bone and joint infections
  • Paediatric spinal surgery
  • Skeletal dysplasia and metabolic bone disease
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Paediatric upper limb
  • The growing athlete
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Clubfoot
  • Hip pathology and surgical dislocation of the hip
  • Providing orthopaedic paediatric care with limited resources
  • Miscellaneous

Further to the coursework, students will be required to attend an intensive three-day face to face interactive workshop.

Requisites
  • To enrol in this course you must be active in the Master of Traumatology program (12392).
Assessment Items
  • Quiz: Weekly MCQs *
  • Participation: Discussion Board *
  • Written Assignment: Final Assignment *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours

Online

Online Activity

Online 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. 2. Participation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. 3. Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ORTH6002
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