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Prosthetics and Orthotics, Intermediate Course 30 Credits

This course is presented in the form of lectures, group work, seminars and laboratory sessions of which some includes meeting patients.

Course Contents

Part 1, 6 credits
- foot orthoses (insoles)
- orthopaedic shoes
- the rehabilitation process for patients, from needs analysis to finished product
- current research and evidence within the subject area
- relevant laws and agreements when working with patients
- occupational health and safety
- work hygiene

Part 2, 6 credits
- ankle-foot-orthoses (AFO)
- current research and evidence within the subject area

Part 3, 7.5 credits
- prostheses for trans-tibial amputations
- partial foot- and Symes prosthesis
- current research and evidence within the subject area

Part 4, 3 credits
- upper extremity prosthetics
- upper extremity orthotics
- current research and evidence within the subject area

Part 5, 7.5 credits
- prostheses for trans-femoral amputations
- current research and evidence within the subject area

Prerequisites

Entry into this course requires completion of all courses included in the first year of study within the prosthetics and orthotics program. In addition, students must have participated in the courses ‘Applied mechanics and material sciences’, 15 Credits and ‘Biomechanics’, 15 Credits or equivalent..

Level of Education: Undergraduate G2F
Course code/Ladok code: HOFN11
The course is conducted at: School of Health and Welfare

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Program
Study type
Campus
Semester
Spring 2017: Jan 23 - Jun 11
Rate of Study
100%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Number of places
0
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
60000kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-H7023

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