The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is responsible for teaching medical students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The aim of the orthopaedic surgical posting is to produce a good House Officer with the potential to undergo further training in specialist care of family medicine. The Department organizes and conducts the main systemic clinical posting in orthopaedic surgery for the 3rd and 5th (Final) years medical students. The students attend lectures, bedside tutorials, and ambulatory teaching. The Department also coordinates the teaching and supervision of these students at all the major restructured hospitals in Singapore. In addition, the academic staff are also actively involved in teaching basic clinical skills, including ethics and communication skills to pre-clinical students in their 1st and 2nd years.
Syllabus & Programmes
Various topics are covered for the Undergraduates:
- Third Year Medical Students
- Fifth (& Final) Year Medical Student
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme
Orthopaedic Surgery Systematic Course
This course covers a total period of eight weeks in the third year and two weeks revision in the fifth and final year.
Centralised teaching is being conducted once a week on Fridays at NUH. Students who are posted to the other hospitals return to NUH for a common teaching programme. The teaching activities comprise
Systematic lectures in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology
Clinical examination of regions
Objective Structured Slide Examination (OSSE) Teaching Session