[An educational skills programme for undergraduate training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery]

Z Orthop Unfall. 2011 Oct;149(5):568-74. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1280113. Epub 2011 Oct 7.
[Article in German]


Introduction: Practical training on clinical cases and work with patients is one of the most important steps within the educational programme of undergraduates. Until now a general programme with specific learning targets for undergraduate training in orthopedic and trauma surgery is lacking.

Material and method: In this article we present an educational skills programme developed by a national committee composed of specialists in the field of orthopaedic and trauma surgery. This programme is based on existing guidelines of German medical universities.

Results: The facultative and obligatory guidelines developed by the national committee are presented.

Conclusion: The presented learning programme contains chapters regarding the increasing requirements within the field of orthopaedic and trauma surgery and provides reproducible contents with the possibility for learning control.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / methods*
  • Educational Measurement
  • Goals
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Orthopedics / education*
  • Traumatology / education*