Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours)

La Trobe University

Few things are as rewarding as giving someone the ability to walk, stand or even pick up a cup. Studying clinical prosthetics and orthotics gives you the ability to do just that. You'll learn about artificial limbs (prostheses) for people with amputations, and supportive devices (orthoses) for people with physical disabilities or movement disorders. Over the course of the program, your experience will develop from learning foundational knowledge of how the body works and how the profession of Prosthetics and Orthotics fits in the health care system to meet people's needs. The course will challenge you to think and respond to the goals of clients and to explore the evidence for different interventions to achieve the best outcome possible for your clients. Over the course of the program you'll undertake clinical placements to gain clinical experience in providing prosthetic and orthotic treatment while working directly with clients. From semester two of third year and throughout the final year of the course you will complete a major industry honours project or, subject to meeting academic merit requirements, have an option to complete a research honours project. These projects provide an opportunity for you to develop the research and project management skills required for successful professional practice in Prosthetics and Orthotics. This clinical discipline requires students to be hands-on. Which is why we have clinical workshops allowing you to experiment with materials and equipment first hand. Our technical labs and clinical consulting rooms are of the highest standard. Study areas include clinical orthotics and prosthetics, where you learn to work with clients in a professional manner. You'll work one-on-one with a diverse range of clients and learn how to assess, prescribe and plan treatment. You'll also learn about casting, cast modification, fabrication, fitting, alignment and how to evaluate the fit and function of several prosthetic and orthotic devices. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Entry Requirements:

TBA

Subjects you can Study:

Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education; Human Biosciences A; Introduction to Professional Practice; Human Biosciences A

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info No Full time 4 years
Melbourne No info No Part time 8 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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