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.
The major includes work-based education and as a student you have access to a study place within the Nordic region. The purpose of the work-based education is for you as a student to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice.
Prosthetics and Orthotics has partner universities in different parts of the world that can offer exchanges to varying degrees. When opportunities arise, students are offered to apply.
An orthopedic engineer works with patient examination, specification, measurement, casting, manufacturing, adaptation and testing of orthopedic technical aids, such as prostheses. Since each patient has their own conditions, it is the task of the orthopedic engineer to develop technical solutions with regard to the individual's conditions and needs. The profession includes handling of thermosets *.
* In accordance with the Swedish Work Environment Authority's Regulation AFS 2005: 6.
Facts and requirements
Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Total tuition fee: 480000 SEK
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Compulsory lung function testing
The study programme includes the handling of thermoset plastics which is regulated by the provisions of the Swedish Work Environment Authority, AFS 2019:3. For this reason, the School of Health and Welfare organises compulsory lung function testing by a specialist clinic, as part of an employment suitability assessment, which takes place at the start of the programme of studies. An approved employment suitability assessment is a requirement for the continuation of studies.
If you don't fulfil our language requirements, you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.
NB Preliminary list of courses.
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
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
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
Prosthetic and Orthotics, Independent Research Project 15 credits
Prosthetic and Orthotic Management in Pediatrics 7.5 credits