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Post Graduate Diploma in Principles of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

This unit develops the knowledge and skills relevant to computer assisted knee arthroplasty. Pre-course study examines contemporary prosthetic knee alignment rationale and the principles of computer-assisted arthroplasty. The unit examines the methodology of using a computer for surgical planning and decision-making. Practical workshop sessions develop and assess the delegate’s comprehension of the software and surgical workflows.

Assessment Criteria

As a Professional Qualification there are four key elements to be assessed:

  • Knee alignment principles
  • Medical imaging techniques
  • The principles of optical and electro-magnetic tracking
  • Soft tissue and joint gap management


The programme will be delivered through formal presentations, problem based learning and practical clinical (bio skills) sessions administered and facilitated by clinical educators with the defining experience and qualifications.

Mr. Fred Picard  Principles & Technology Behind Navigation
Mr. Alberto Gregori: Soft Tissue Balancing
Frank Foley: Emerging Technologies
Mr. Rashid Abu-Rajab: Training Robotics

Course Fees

£950 (which includes Course Dinner and Qualification Fee of £215)