Prosthetics and Orthotics

Degree of Bachelor with a major in Prosthetics and Orthotics, 180 Credits

Location: Jönköping

Start date: August 20, 2018

Clinical Placement

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.

Credits

180 credits ECTS

Level

Bachelor's

Rate of study

Full-time

Place of study

Campus-based

Language

English

Start date

August 20, 2018

Requirements

General entry requirements include high school diploma and specific demand on Physics, Chemistry and Matematics. Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Degree

Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Tuition fees

SEK 160,000 per year
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

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 Prthotics 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





Contact Us





Hi, any questions?
X
Do you have questions about studying at Jönköping University? Write us a short message and we will get back to you quickly!





We use cookies on JU.se. By continuing to use this site you accept the use of cookies. More information