ECTS - Orthopaedics and Traumatology I

Orthopaedics and Traumatology I (MED510) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Orthopaedics and Traumatology I MED510 10 20 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MED192, MED292, MED392
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Distance, Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
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Course Assistants
Course Objectives To recognize the musculoskeletal diseases in adults and children and to know the diagnostic approaches for these diseases in order to perform their treatments; to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in order to perform.emergency orthopedic interventions and make the appropriate interventions in trauma patients
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explains the mechanisms of the formation of musculoskeletal diseases and associates with anatomy
  • Communicates effectively with the patient and take a detailed history about the patient's health problem
  • Performs physical examination of the locomotor system.
  • Evaluates the history and physical examination findings of the patient with complaints of musculoskeletal diseases and requires diagnostic tests.
  • Interprets the results of the basic diagnostic methods used in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal diseases and make a diagnosis and treatment.
  • Applies basic medical interventions for musculoskeletal diseases.
  • Performs an initial manipulation to the emergency situation of the musculoskeletal system and sends the patient to a professional orthopaedist.
  • Classifies fracture and fracture healing in adult and pediatric patients; describes the prinicples of initial intervention in the patients with fractures. Gains the skill of diagnosis and treatment.
Course Content General approach to trauma; fracture healing and treatment principles; fracture complications; dislocations; spinal deformities; degenerative joint diseases; congenital anomalies of upper and lower extremities; developmental dysplasia and dislocation of hip; benign and malignant bone tumors; knee and foot pathologies; knee joint ligament and meniscus injuries; osteoporosis; shoulder pathologies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to musculoskeletal system and orthopedic terminology; approach to trauma patient; fracture healing and general treatment principles; fracture complications; upper extremity and lower extremity fractures; dislocations; spinal deformities; pelvic fractures and hip fractures; degenerative joint diseases; congenital anomalies of upper and lower limbs; Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries; elbow, forearm and hand fractures; developmental dysplasia and dislocation of the hip; fractures in children; open fractures; benign and malignant bone tumors; fractures of the shoulder and circumference; -
2 Spinal infections and tumors; spinal fractures and spinal cord compression syndrome; degenerative spine and disc diseases; knee and circumference fractures; orthopedic foot pathologies; Knee joint ligament and meniscus injuries; osteoporosis; orthopedic tumor radiology; orthopedic anamnesis and symptomatology; orthopedic radiology and joint examination; orthopedic fixation methods; practical applications in outpatient clinic; practice in the operating room EXAM -


Course Book 1. Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics. Editör in Chief: Christopher Bulstrode, 2017, Oxford Yayınevi.ISBN: 978-0198766506

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 2 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 80
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 20
Percentage of Final Work 80
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Integrates and utilizes the information, skills, and approaches obtained from basic, clinical, and medical sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences when offering healthcare services. X
2 Offers healthcare services to patients with a biopsychosocial approach where the sociodemographic and sociocultural backgrounds of these individuals are taken into consideration, focusing on the universal human values, ethical principles, and professional duties; without exercising discrimination on the basis of language, religion, race, or sex. X
3 Aims to protect, improve, and develop individual and public health when offering healthcare services. X
4 Performs the necessary studies in sustaining and improving health, taking into the individual, public, social, and environmental factors to affect it. X
5 Trains healthy individuals/ patients, their relatives, and other healthcare workers in healthcare upon determining the features, requirements, and expectations of their target audience. X
6 Exercises a safe, rational, and effective approach in the procedures of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation; while offering healthcare services. X
7 Implements interventional and/or non-interventional practices in a way that is safe and effective for patients during the procedures of diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation. X
8 Offers healthcare services taking into account the health and safety of patients and employees. X
9 Takes the regional and global changes in physical and socioeconomic settings to affect health, as well as the changes in the individual features and behaviors of patients referring to them into account, while offering healthcare. X
10 Takes the good medical practices into account while performing their duties. X
11 Undertakes the tasks and duties within the framework of their professional ethical rules, as well as their legal rights and duties. X
12 Stands for the improvements in the manner in which healthcare services are offered, taking into account the concepts of social reliability and social duty, in an effort to protect and improve individual and public health. X
13 Evaluates the effects of health policies and healthcare practices on public health indicators, and, where required, amends their evaluation on the grounds of scientific and social needs; in an effort to help improve the quality of healthcare services. X
14 Leads their healthcare team while offering healthcare services, in a participative, and collaborative manner. X
15 Establishes positive relationships within their healthcare team; and where needed, easily adapts to various positions among their team. X
16 Exercises effective communication with patients, the relatives of patients, healthcare professionals, and groups from other professions, as well as institutions and organizations. X
17 Plans and conducts scientific studies on the society to which they serve, and use the results of these, or those from other studies, to benefit the society. X
18 Accesses the current literature on their profession, and evaluates them with a critical approach. X
19 Chooses the correct sources of learning to improve the healthcare services that they offer, and regulates their own learning process. X
20 Demonstrates the skills of obtaining and evaluating new information, integrating newer pieces of information with their current ones, as well as adapting to changing conditions throughout their professional life. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 2 10 20
Application 2 20 40
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 80