Introduction to Trauma Science

Course Type
Postgraduate, Module


Module Overview

This module will provide students with the opportunity to acquire a basic understanding of Trauma Science, ranging from epidemiology to current uses of prosthetics and rehabilitation protocols. The diagnosis of trauma will be explored with a focus on its types, causes and risk factors. Possible underlying strategies for managing patients with different types of trauma will also be discussed according to evidence-based current practices. 

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth and magnitude of the spectrum of trauma types that can affect patients
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse published research data relating to trauma science, aetiology, management and complications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the assessment process used to determine the severity of complications of trauma
  • To show that they are able to apply a multi-disciplinary and cross-specialty approach to the assessment and management of trauma afflicted patients.

Module Attendance Required

One day a week – Thursdays 

Module dates

Semester 1 - 2019/2020 dates TBC


  • Multiple choice exam weighted at 50%
  • Short answer questions exam weighted at 50%

Method of Teaching

Combinations of lectures, tutorials, as well as guided and self-directed activities including case studies and web-based scientific journal club forums to augment their basic understanding of evidenced based-practice in trauma science. The formal taught component will be delivered over 5 full days and will be supplemented by attendance at dedicated seminars and web-based discussion forum will be set up to discuss journals. 

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