Program Overview

Post Basic  in Orthopaedic Nursing has been designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience to the nurses in orthopaedic nursing so as to develop them to be safe, effective, caring and competent practitioners.

 Career Opportunity

Graduates will have broad career opportunities and various experience in managing orthopaedic patients.


Programme Coordinator

Name : Morni Yahya
Email :

Programme Details
  • CodeR/723/3/0118 (08/2024) (MQA/FA4159)

  • Duration – Full Time 6 Months

  • Fees – Local : RM8,000

  • Mode – Full Time

  • Campus – KPJIC Johor

  • Intake – Through out the year



Malaysian Students:

  • Registered with NBM or its equivalent, and
  • Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC), and
  • MINIMUM 1 year working experience as general nurse, and
  • At least 3 months working experience in related field

Health Status :

  • Student must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by the recruiting institution.
  • Student with the following medical conditions, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, any mental health disorders, Epilepsy and other chronic diseases cannot admitted into the programme.
  • Students must not have any physical or impaired senses that hinders nursing dexterity.


Review of Anatomy & Physiology:-
• Musculoskeletal system
• Nervous & Sensory
• Circulatory System
• Joints
Applied Nutrition:-
• Food Nutrient
• Nutrition Requirement
• Therapuetic Diet for Orthopaedic condition
Incefction Control

• Practice setting & roles of Orthopaedic Nurses
• Psychology & Sociology
• Guidance and Counselling
• Ethical & Legal Issues on Orthopaedic Patients
• Evidence Based Practice

Fundamental concepts of orthopaedic nursing
• Assessment of patient with Altered musculoskeletal functions
• Care of patient undergo diagnostic procedures
• Care of patient with Orthopaedic Therapies and Modalities.
• General principles in care of patients with Altered Musculoskeletal Functions.
     a. Fracture Upper Limbs
     b. Fracture Lower Limbs

Describe the pathophysiology mechanism involved in a range of disorders of:-
a. Congenital
b. Metabolic
c. Degeneratives
d. Neoplastic Causes
e. Chronic Disease of joints and auto immune disease.
• Metabolic Bone condition: – Osteomalacia/Ricket/Osteoporosis/Paget Disease
• Arthritis
• Bone Tumour
• Paediatric and Congenital Disorders:- DDH (Development Dysplasia of the hip)
• Varus & Valgus Deformities / Digit Deformities.
f. Geriatric special Care – home care
g. Rehabilitation and home physical therapy:- concepts and principles in rehabilitation, nurses role and health education.

Orthopaedic Complication:-

a. Compartment Syndrome
b. Orthopaedic Infection:- Osteomyelitis / Bone Tuberculosis
c. Spine Injury
d. Head Injury
e. Care of patient with Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, Quadriplegia
f. Deformities of spine:- Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis
g. Intervetebral Disc Prolapsed
h. Low Back Disorder
i. Operative Orthopaedic Nursing Care:- Replacement Surgery, Spine Surgery, Amputation, Deformities Correction

  • Clinical Practice
  • Educational Visit