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Course summary

Prosthetists and orthotists deal with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the whole of the body. Prosthetists provide artificial limbs (prostheses) to people who have all or part of a natural limb missing. Orthotists provide supportive braces and splints (orthoses) to people with various conditions of the limbs or spine. Prosthetists and orthotists work with people of all ages and with different requirements. On the course you will learn how to assess, diagnose and treat people requiring prosthetic and orthotic care. The strong practical emphasis will be taught in conjunction with relevant theory and background information. This course offers the opportunity to learn through placements in prosthetic and orthotic clinics across the country. As you move through the course, you will gradually require a greater depth of learning and increased competency in dealing with people, meeting their needs and deciding on the most effective treatment to offer.

Modules

In your first year you will study a range of modules such as Anatomy and Physiology, Materials and Design and Introduction to Motion Analysis. In year two you will undertake your first placement of 16 weeks where you will be exposed to clinical situations relevant to your prior learning and will actively engage in patient care. Examples of second year modules include Core Prosthetic Practice, Core Orthotic Practice and Anatomy, Physiology and Pathologies. Your final year includes modules such as Broad Scope Prosthetic and Orthotic Practice and Methods of Enquiry. You will also undertake a second placement of 16 weeks, which will be split equally between


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B984
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Three GCSEs at Grade C or 4 (or above) required in English, Mathematics and Science. Full GCSE equivalencies (e.g. Key Skills/ Functional Skills Level 2 Numeracy/ Literacy) are accepted. Applicants with non UK qualifications will need to meet the minimum GCSE requirements with a satisfactory GCSE equivalent qualification.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Other

Offers made to applicants are conditional on visiting a prosthetic and/or orthotics clinic.


Unistats information

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Prosthetics and Orthotics at University of Salford - UCAS