History of the Orthopaedic Institute Course Programme
The Orthopaedic Institute has been committed to running its Oswestry Course Programme of Orthopaedic Courses since the 1970s and its ever-developing portfolio has grown to around 26 courses per year held at the Institute of Orthopaedics at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. We benefit greatly from the participation of excellent Faculty trainers from all over the UK and abroad, along with incredible levels of contribution from the many patients who participate, thus enriching the learning experience by sharing their personal clinical journeys. The reputation of the courses is such that they attract delegates from around the world to gain further knowledge, prepare for their FRCS Examinations or add to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Feedback from delegates, faculty and sponsors is always exceptionally positive.
The Oswestry Course Programme includes a selection of long-running flagship orthopaedic courses with an enviable reputation, many aimed at FRCS examination preparation for Orthopaedic Registrars and Specialty Doctors. Described by delegates as an “absolute must” is the 6-day Intensive Course in Basic Science in Orthopaedics which has been running for nearly 30 years and the Foot & Ankle Course with its dry-bone, arthroscopy workshops and a section in the ORLAU (Orthotic Research and Locomotor Assessment Unit) Gait Lab which has been running for nearly 20 years. The “superlative” highly-acclaimed Anatomy & Surgical Exposures for FRCS preparation course which is offered twice a year has the most exceptional feedback.
In addition to the examination preparation courses, the Oswestry Course Programme includes courses covering Radiology, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, Spine, Cadaveric, Orthotics, Gait, Anaesthetics, a course for CT1 and CT2 Registrars preparing for their ST3 interviews and a very popular series of Study Days for GPs and AHPs.
Our educational programme offers continuing professional development (CPD) to a wide range of clinicians including Orthopaedic Registrar Trainees, Radiologists, Radiology Registrars, Radiographers, GPs, GP Trainees, MSK Sonographers, Sports Physicians, Extended Scope Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Orthotists, Allied Health Professionals, Podiatrists, Spinal Surgeons, Sports Injury doctors, Physicians in Pain Medicine, Anaesthetists, Anaesthetic Registrars, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rehabilitation Doctors, Clinical Scientists, Clinical Engineers, Specialty Doctors, Spinal Injury Surgeons and Clinical Neurophysiologists.
Venues and Facilities
There are a number of in-house venues utilised for courses which are chosen for their associated facilities. The Orthopaedic Institute provided the funds to build the Trust’s 70-seat Lecture theatre which has recently had a complete state-of-the-art A/V upgrade. Additionally there is a Conference Centre above the main entrance which flexible spaces for large and smaller delegate numbers. When necessary for the course content, the Institute uses the gait lab, anatomy lab (where cadaveric dissection techniques are carried out) and scanning facilities in our Radiography Department.