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Texila American University has developed "Knowledge Based Assessment" program leading to M.Ch Certification. The aim and objectives of the "Magister Chirurgiae" M.Ch Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery & Surgery ( Two different Courses) course are to provide a clinically based Masters Degree, designed to gain super specialty experience in Trauma and Orthopedics. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: MCH Program Offered by Texila american university

M.Ch Trauma And Orthopedic Surgery
What is Orthopedic Surgery?
  • Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis
    and treatment of a wide range of problems of the
    musculoskeletal system - joints, bones,
    ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
  • Surgeons specialize in certain areas of the body
    - lower limb (hips and knees or foot and ankle),
    upper limb (shoulder and elbow or hand) and
    spine. Treatment may be surgical or non- surgical
    depending on your diagnosis.

What is Trauma Surgery?
  • Trauma surgery covers 'impact' injuries including
    fractures and dislocations as well as soft tissue

Trauma surgeons will tend to cover
musculoskeletal injuries to the whole body
excluding injuries to the head, chest, abdomen or
blood vessels.
Features of the program
  • Knowledge and skill development program
  • Blended learning
  • Study without leaving job
  • Advanced learning management system to support
  • Interactive online sessions
  • Affordable cost
  • Opportunity to upgrade without disturbing the
    current practicing
  • Well qualified program consultants/mentors to
    support the academics
  • Dedicated academic coordinator to support,
    throughout the course
  • Student has to find clinical sites for practical

  • The course is divided into 4 terms, each terms is
    of 4 months duration.
  • Out of the 4 terms, the last 1 term is dedicated
    for research and thesis writing
  • Students are expected to accomplish 12 theory
    clinical modules and undergo clinical research

  • After enrolling in the university, student will
    pursue his course from his own place of residence
    and from the place where he is working
  • Each student will have a Course Tutor who will
    provide online support to the students throughout
    the course
  • The student will identify a clinical mentor on
    his own. The clinical mentor will assist the
    students to acquire clinical skills
  • Students will submit periodical reports to the
    university PG coordination office
  • The students will also review the latest research
    articles in his subject and publish it in
    international journals. These articles will be
    peer reviewed before publication
  • At the end of the course student will appear in
    clinical examination

  • The main thrust of the program is to gain
    knowledge and competencies through blended
    learning which is acquired through an appropriate
    interplay of course work, clinical work and
  • Students are expected to do course work as
    prescribed in the curriculum
  • Work in hospitals or attend hospitals/clinics to
    acquire necessary clinical skills. It would be
    mandatory on the part of the students to report
    the acquisition of skills on weekly basis to the
    PG coordination office
  • Attend CME programs to gain credits
  • Article Review and Publications To understand
    the contemporary innovation and research in the
    concerned specialty by doing articles reviews

MCh Orthopedics Course
  • The aims and objectives of the course are to
    provide a masters degree consisting largely of
    taught elements in order to cover the syllabus of
    orthopedic surgery from clinical and mechanistic
    view points.
  • An educational platform will be built to
    complement the training aspects of orthopedics by
    ensuring basic principles are firmly established.

MCh Orthopedics Courses
Foot and Ankle Tumor Statistics in Medical Research
Hand and Wrist Infection Mechanics of Materials
Hip and Pelvis Pathology Orthotics
Knee Disability Medicine Prosthetics
Pediatric Orthopedics Biomechanics Seating and Wheelchairs
Shoulder and Elbow Implants Foot Pressure Analysis
Spine Introduction to Mechanics Gait Analysis, Motion Analysis
Trauma Orthopedic Technology Sports Injury
The course aims to
  • Enable you to develop an understanding of the
    principles and clinical concepts underpinning
    practice in trauma orthopedics.
  • Enable you to develop the skills and attitudes
    necessary to perform evidence based trauma
    orthopedic practice and research within trauma
  • Foster a commitment to lifelong learning and an
    inquisitive approach to clinical practice
  • A flexible approach to course delivery has been
    utilised, and for the majority of modules you can
    choose to study by attending taught sessions or
    by distance learning.

What you study
In Year 1 of the program you study a number of
modules which develop your understanding of the
principles underpinning clinical practice in
trauma and orthopedics and develop your skills in
evidence-based practice, research methods and
  •  In Year 2 you undertake either an 80-credit
    dissertation which involves planning, managing
    and writing up a small-scale research project,
    alongside preparing the write-up for publication
    in a peer-reviewed journal or you undertake a
    60-credit dissertation which involves planning,
    managing and writing up the small-scale research
    project, plus a 20-credit option module.

Nature of the work
  • Trauma and orthopedic surgery deals primarily
    with injuries, congenital and acquired disorders
    of the bones, and joints and their associated
    soft tissues, including ligaments, nerves and

Working in Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lower limb joint reconstruction (hip and knee
    replacements and associated procedures)
  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery (bony and soft tissue)
  • Ankle and foot
  • Upper limb (shoulder and elbow)
  • Upper limb (hands)
  • Spine
  • Bone tumour surgery
  • The surgery of childhood
  • Rheumatoid surgery
  • Complex trauma surgery.

Skeletal fractures
  • Patho physiology of fracture healing
  • Classification of fractures
  • Principles of fracture management
  • Complications of fractures
  • Delayed and Non-union
  • Bone grafts
  •  Management of joint injuries
  • Common fractures and joint injuries
  • Common fractures
  • Hip fractures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Pediatric fractures

Soft tissue Injuries and Disorders
  • Nature and mechanism of soft tissue injury
  • The knee
  • The shoulder
  • Management of soft tissue injuries
  • Nerve injuries

Common Disorders of the Extremities
  • Disorders of the upper limb
  • Disorders of the hand
  • Disorders of the lower limb
  • Disorders of the foot

Degenerative and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Paget's disease
  • Surgical treatment of joint diseases
  • Complications of joint replacement surgery

Infections of Bones and Joints
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Other bone infections

Locomotor pain
  • Low back pain and sciatica
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Scoliosis
  • Pain in the neck and upper limb
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Bone tumours and amputations
  • Primary bone tumours
  • Metastatic bone tumours
  • Myeloma
  • Amputations
  • General
  •  Imaging techniques
  • Neuro physiological investigations

Orthopedic Trauma Common Injuries
  • What is a Fracture?
  • Orthopedic trauma typically involves bone
    fractures. A fracture is, quite simply, a break
    in the bone. When a bone is fractured it may be
    "closed" (simple) and contained within the body.

Conversely, the fracture may be "open" (compound)
identified by a break in the skin. These "open"
fractures are often more dangerous because they
leave the skin and bone open for infection.
  • Other types of Fractures Include
  • Transverse Fracture
  • This type of fracture is at right angles to the
    long axis of the bone.
  • Greenstick Fracture
  • A fracture on one side of the bone, causing a
    bend on the injured side of the bone.
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • A fracture that results in three or more bone

  • What are the leading causes of fractures?
  • Fractures are typically caused by traumatic
    injuries, most frequently by
  • Fallingmost common in the elderly loosing
    balance or children playground accidents.
  • Overuse injuries such as the constant pounding on
    pavement of a runner.
  • Osteoporosis which most often occurs in the
    elderly and is the thinning of their bones.
  • Forced impact, trauma from violent contact in
    football or in a motor vehicle accident.

Common Neck Injuries
  • Cervical fractures usually result from
    high-energy trauma, such as automobile crashes or
    falls. Athletes are also at risk. A cervical
    fracture can occur if
  • A football player "spears" an opponent with his
  • An ice hockey player is struck from behind and
    rams into the boards.
  • A gymnast misses the high bar during a release
    move and falls.
  • A diver strikes the bottom of a shallow pool.

Common Spine Injuries
  • Fracture of Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
  • Fracture of one or more parts of the spinal
    column (vertebrae) of the middle (thoracic) or
    lower (lumbar) back is a serious injury usually
    caused by high-energy trauma like a car crash,
    fall, sports accident or act of violence (i.e.,
    gunshot wound). Males experience the injury four
    times more often than females do. The spinal cord
    may be injured depending on the severity of the
  • Symptoms include
  • Moderate to severe back pain made worse by
  • In some cases when the spinal cord is also
    involved, numbness, tingling, weakness or
    bowel/bladder dysfunction.

Common Shoulder Injuries
  • The collarbone is considered part of the shoulder
    and helps connect the arm to the body. It lies
    above several important nerves and blood vessels.
    However, these vital structures are rarely
    injured when the collarbone breaks. The
    collarbone is a long bone, and most breaks occur
    in the middle section.
  • Signs of a break
  • Sagging shoulder (down and forward).
  • Inability to lift the arm because of pain.
  • A grinding sensation if an attempt is made to
    raise the arm.
  • A deformity or "bump" over the fracture site.
  • Although a fragment of bone rarely breaks through
    the skin, it may push the skin into a "tent"

Will a career in Orthopedic Surgery suit me?
  • Orthopedics requires a combination of manual and
    spatial skills, knowledge, an enquiring mind, and
    an ability to make sensible decisions. You have
    to be both a manager and team player.
    Communication skills are also vital, both with
    patients and colleagues.
  • With such a broad spread of sub-specialisation,
    there are branches of orthopaedics to suit all
    people. Nevertheless, entry into higher training
    is very competitive and the work can be
    physically demanding, requiring considerable
    stamina. The main attraction is the satisfaction
    gained from relieving pain, improving function
    and correcting deformity.

Orthopaedic training
  • Ankle surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Hip surgery
  • Upper limb surgery
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Sports injuries surgery
  • Trauma surgery.

Life as a consultant in Trauma and Orthopedic
  • A career as a consultant orthopedic surgeon is
    extremely interesting, challenging, and
    rewarding. Most consultants develop a
    subspecialty interest, while being fully trained
    in the generality of trauma and orthopedic
  • As in other specialties, the roles and
    responsibilities consist of direct clinical care
    and supporting professional activities.
    Consultants are ultimately responsible for all
    patients under their care and also for the
    supervision and leadership of their team.

Top 10 reasons to do orthopedic surgery
  • Rewarding and satisfying
  • Rapidly improves quality of life for patients
  • Combines theoretical knowledge and practical
  • Combines clinical acumen and technology
  • Allows appreciation and application of anatomy
  • Wide range of subspecialties to choose from
  • Immediate critique of results possible with
    post-op x rays
  • Wide interaction with multidisciplinary team and
  • Good support from professional bodies and well
    organized training
  • Very sociable specialty

  • Texila American University (TAU) is located in
    Guyana, the only English speaking country in
    South America. TAU offers Health Science programs
    with a high level of professionalism, exactness
    and problem solving skills, upon which the
    foundations of specialist training and an
    independent medical practice can be built, which
    facilitates further education and development of
    their knowledge throughout their life.
  • The curriculum at the TAU is structured after the
    best U.S. medical schools. The academic program
    is both accelerated and rigorous, with a focus on
    preparing students for licensure in the United
    States, Caribbean and India. 

Registered with National Accreditation council of
Guyana (which is governed by Ministry of
Listed in WHO (World Health Organization)
Member of IADR (International Association for
Dental Research).
Member of GAME (Global Alliance for Medical
Member of AMEE (International Association for
Medical Education).
Contact Information
  • Texila American University
  • Critchlow, Woolford Avenue
  • Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
  • Telephone (592) 2318118
  • Fax (592) 2318111
  • E-mail
  • Website http//

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