New postgraduate course offers more time for practical research
A new Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation MRes has been introduced at the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine – in part down to students’ desire to spend more time carrying out hands-on research using the state-of-the-art facilities available at the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR), Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery.
“Our students’ feedback highlighted that they found applied research extremely beneficial,” said Professor Rami Abboud, Head of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery and Director of IMAR.
“This new course allows us to provide a unique degree based on our worldwide reputation in biomechanics and rehabilitation, with the latter supported by the multidisciplinary team based at our Tayside Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology (TORT) Centre.”
“We are offering an equal balance of taught sessions and research, allowing students more time in an applied research environment to enhance their knowledge in an area of personal interest.”
“Our graduates will be able to use their skills and knowledge to successfully increase the integration of sport and exercise medicine within their respective professions and disciplines.”
MRes students will now study a wide variety of sports-related topics, including research design and medical statistics, measurement systems in motion analysis, biomechanics in sport and sports injury rehabilitation.
The new course has replaced the previously available Sports and Biomechanical Medicine MSc.
Click here for more information on the new MRes Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation.
This course is delivered within the TORT Centre, a modern, purpose-built unit incorporating the University’s Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, IMAR and Tayside Rehabilitation & Engineering Services. The unique blend of surgeons, bioengineers and allied healthcare professionals provide trauma surgery and specialised clinics on the premises.
IMAR is one of the leading biomechanics and motion analysis facilities worldwide. The University of Dundee’s Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery has been at the forefront in the use of motion capture by clinicians and researchers for more than 30 years.
For more information, visit the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Department website.