Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Get your start in a rewarding career in health. With La Trobe's Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) you can become a qualified health professional with expertise in treating people's physical and functional limitations. From first year, you'll undertake clinical placements and experiences both on campus in La Trobe's prosthetic and orthotic facilities and at external sites. You'll study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and prosthetic and orthotic prescription, design and fabrication. Honours is offered in two streams: industry and research. You'll complete either a major industry-relevant honours project or a research honours project in the final years of the course. You'll learn: Prosthetics and orthotics Learn the theoretical basis and clinical practice of prosthetic and orthotic management, including treatment, assessment and prescriptions in children and adults.
- First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
- Clinical Biomechanics of Movement
- Clinical Orthotics 1
- Foundations of Professional Communication
- Human Biosciences A
- Human Biosciences B
- Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinical Tools and Manufacturing Technologies
- Research and Evidence in Practice
- Understanding Health and Wellbeing
- Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education
Standard entry requirements
- Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (25) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
- Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 subject prerequisite - Other - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
- International: IELTS - Course specific - IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5. (increase in IELTS score due to a change in accreditation requirements)
- Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses
La Trobe's Prosthetics and Orthotics courses have consistently received professional accreditation. Our new course, the Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours), is currently seeking accreditation with the Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA). Graduates of the Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) may be eligible to apply for membership with Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO). Professional membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
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Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 3 2021