Bachelor in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Jönköping University

Program Description

Bachelor in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Jönköping University

Prosthetists and Orthotists work with assistive devices that sit on the outside of the body and replace or assist any part of the body that is not functioning properly.

The technology used in the profession is individually adapted and focuses on increasing the quality of life for people with various limitations. In addition to the main field of prosthetics and orthotics, the programme includes courses in anatomy, psychology, pathophysiology related to prosthetics and orthotics, mathematics and biomechanics. The field of prosthetics and orthotics combines working with people and technology in an interesting and exciting way. The programme is spread over three years. The first year contains an overview of important concepts, theories, and practical exercises. The second year includes, among other things, a short clinical placement course. In the third year, you will deepen your knowledge and participate in a longer clinical placement, in addition to completing a major thesis project.

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COURSES

(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

  • Prosthetics and Orthotics, Introduction 7.5 credits
  • Models and Perspectives on Health and Disability 7.5 credits
  • Mechanics related to Prosthetics and Orthotics 7.5 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology, basic course 7.5 credits
  • Applied Materials Technology 7.5 credits
  • Pathophysiology related to Prosthetics and Orthotics 7.5 credits
  • Prosthetic management and biomechanics of the lower limb I 15 credits

Year 2

  • Orthotic Management and Biomechanics I 15 credits
  • Psychology, basic course. 7.5 credits
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic Management of the Upper Limb 7.5 credits
  • Scientific Methods and Statistics 7.5 credits
  • Prosthetic Management and Biomechanics of the Lower Limb II 7.5 credits Prosthetic and Orthotic Management of the Foot 15 credits

Year 3

  • Orthotic Management and Biomechanics II 7.5 credits
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics, Clinical Placement Studies 15 credits
  • Elective course related to Prosthetics and Orthotics 7.5 credits
  • Product Development in Prosthetics and Orthotics 3.5 credits
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Knowledge Translation in Prosthetics and Orthotics 4 credits
  • Prosthetic and Orthotics, Independent Research Project 15 credits
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic Management in Pediatrics 7.5 credits

Facts

  • Credits: 180 credits ECTS
  • Level: Bachelor's
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Autumn 2018

Requirements

General entry requirements include high school diploma and specific demand in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 6, 2017
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Sept. 2018
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3 years
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Sweden - Jönköping, Jonkoping County
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