The Leeds Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course

What will I learn?
You’ll gain an understanding of the necessary fundamentals of biomechanics and how they’re applied to solve problems in orthopaedics. The course will integrate the engineering and medical approaches to orthopaedic problems.

How will I benefit?
The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE) is one of the world's top 10 bioengineering research institutes. This course is part of the Medical Engineering postgraduate provision. This course together with additional teaching and learning activities may be used as credits towards a higher degree such as an MSc or PGDip.

Day 1

  • Materials in orthopaedics
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Biological responses in orthopaedics
  • The normal synovial joint and introduction to OA
  • Fracture and fracture fixation
  • Metal on polyethylene total hip replacements
  • Understanding failure of total hip replacements
  • Ceramic-on-ceramic interface
  • Metal-on-metal total hip and surface replacements
  • Wear and osteolysis.

Day 2

  • Philosophy of uncemented stems
  • Biomechanics of the hip, an engineer’s perspective
  • Gait analysis
  • Polyethylene wear in total knee arthroplasty
  • Clinical biomechanics of the knee
  • Total knee replacement, a clinical perspective
  • Basic spinal biomechanics
  • Mechanics of spinal trauma
  • Biomechanics of compression fracture and vertebroplasty
  • Clinical biomechanics of fusion surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow biomechanics. 

This course will be of interest to you if you work in the academic, health care and industrial sectors. Perhaps you’re a researcher or a PhD student in the field, an orthopaedic surgeon, trainee or practitioner. Maybe you work in the orthopaedic industry and are involved in development, testing, regulation, sales and marketing.

“One of the best courses I have ever attended. Orthopaedic biomechanics was thoroughly covered”

“Excellent and interesting with different points of view across the industry”

The Leeds Orthopaedic Biomechanics course is part of the Medical Engineering postgraduate provision. This course together with additional teaching and learning activities may be used as credits towards a higher degree such as an MSc or PGDip.


Full Price: £495

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition
  • course materials
  • lunches
  • light refreshments.

You’re responsible for booking your own accommodation, if required. When we send you the course joining instructions, we’ll provide a list of hotels close to the University.

Jo Robinson + 44 (0)113 343 8104/2494
cpd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Leeds,
Leeds
LS2 9JT