Casting Course 1 - February 2020
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED. Please register for the April or September 2020 Course.
The British Casting Certificate course and examination is validated by the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the Association of Orthopaedic Practitioners (AOP) and it is a joint award with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). These courses and examinations run as five-week blocks.
At least one year's full-time experience in casting application. You must have sufficient theoretical knowledge and experience in caring for patients and outpatients with trauma and orthopaedic conditions. Applicants must be supported by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, who is a Home Fellow member of the BOA, and from your Line Manager.
Prior to attending the course, it is a requirement for all candidates to study the theory as shown in the Syllabus. A learning log will also be supplied once accepted onto the course and should be completed before the first day of attendance.
The instructors on the Courses are orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic nurses/tutors and nurses and/or technicians specialising in casting techniques.
The Content of the course includes underpinning knowledge of anatomy and physiology, trauma and orthopaedics, as well as Cast application techniques. Participants will have experience with a full range of modern materials and will learn how to use their special properties for particular applications.
COMPLETION OF COURSE
A total of 60 credits at University Diploma or Degree Level will be awarded by GCU to students who satisfactorily complete the course and attain a pass in each of the assessments. The assessments comprise a theoretical component (3000 words) and an Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE).
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