Course syllabus for

Clinical rotation, Orthopedic Surgery, 6 credits

Klinisk rotation, Ortopedisk kirurgi, 6 hp
This course syllabus is valid from spring 2009.
Please note that the course syllabus is available in the following versions:
Spring2009 , Autumn2009 , Spring2019
Course code
Course name
Clinical rotation, Orthopedic Surgery
6 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
AV - Second cycle 
Grading scale
Fail (F), fail (Fx), sufficient (E), satisfactory (D), good (C), very good (B) or excellent (A)
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset
Decided by
Programnämnden för läkarprogrammet
Decision date
Course syllabus valid from
Spring 2009

Specific entry requirements

General requirements - A very good command of English, corresponding to 550 TOEFL scores, or a very good command of Swedish, corresponding to a pass in the TISUS-test - Three years of study at a study programme in Medicine - Ability to take medical history and to perform a physical examination of a patient - Basic computer knowledge Specific requirements - Passed medical school’s basic course in internal medicine or equivalent


By the end of the course, the student should be able to: • Recognize, describe, explain and evaluate symptoms and findings in common and important diseases and trauma in the field. • Know what diagnostic methods are available for imaging in this medical area. • Make a plan for the diagnosis and treatment of commonly occurring problems in the field. • Be familiar with the multidisciplinary and multi professional treatment of commonly occurring problems in the field. • Reflect on aspects of professional development during the course.


The clinical rotation comprises 40 hours duty per week in the University Hospital in the field of Orthopedic Surgery. An individual schedule is made with auscultation in various units within the hospital, such as in- and out-patients wards, operation theatres, intensive care units and emergency wards in orthopaedic surgery. Time is given for studies of literature and internet searches.

Teaching methods

The rotation includes continuous personal supervision delivered by the physicians at the department. Patient-case-related discussions with teachers will guide the student in his/her theoretical studies during the course. The course contains no formal lectures or lessons. The student should study the recommended literature.


The supervisor will have discussions with the student on patient cases, aiming to evaluate the student’s knowledge base and clinical problem solving performance. The supervisor will receive reports from doctors and other teachers concerning the student’s clinical ability and activity. As an alternative, a log book should regularly be written by the student and has to be presented to the supervisor. The log book should include relevant information about the patients encountered. Compulsory attendance: Attendance to all clinical visits and duties is required. The student is expected to adhere to normal codes of conduct in working life (call to explain if ill or otherwise absent from work, stay until the day’s task are finished or else give reason a.s.o.). The supervisor decides how the student should compensate for any failure to attend.

Literature and other teaching aids