Planit


Prosthetics and Orthotics

University of Strathclyde

Content

Year 1:
Principles of Prosthetics and Orthotic Design 1; Introduction to Health Service Research; Human Biological Science 1; Foundations for Interprofessional Practice; Prosthetics & Orthotics Professional & Technical Skills; Prosthetic & Orthotic Science 1.

Year 2:
Professional Skills for Healthcare 2; Human Biological Sciences 2; Principles of Prosthetic and Orthotic Design 2; Prosthetics and Orthotics Science 2.

You'll also study an elective class of your choice during Year 2.

Year 3:
Human Biological Science 3; Principles of Prosthetic and Orthotic Design 3; Prosthetics and Orthotic Science 3 with Applied Health Service Research.

Students in Years 3 & 4 undertake two clinical placements, one in prosthetics and one in orthotics. Each placement lasts a minimum of four months. You're placed in approved clinical facilities within hospitals or private companies under the direction of a designated supervisor.

Year 4:
In addition to clinical placements you'll undertake a project intended to develop the skills of critical appraisal, analysis, review of the literature and presentation skills. Many projects are proposed by the NHS or private prosthetic/orthotic companies. There are also compulsory classes and a number of modules to choose from.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AAAB or AABBB including Maths at A and Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics at AB or BA plus English at National 5. Advanced Higher Maths, Biology or Physics recommended. Higher English preferred.

Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at AABB including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5. Advanced Higher Maths, Biology or Physics recommended. Higher English preferred.

Start Date

October

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

B984

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Department

Biomedical Engineering

SCQF Level

10

Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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