This course is only available for continuing students.
Prospective students wishing to study Prosthetics and Orthotics should apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. In first year, students will undertake an interdisciplinary common year in which students enrol in subjects with peers across health sciences courses. The focus of this year is on basic human biosciences and factors influencing health and on developing an understanding of the roles of health professionals in the health and welfare sectors. The second year of study will see students begin to develop skills specific to the discipline and further explore the underpinning human biosciences and public health aspects. These focus areas include detailed anatomy, clinical assessment techniques, material selection and orthotic fracture management of spinal and limb fractures. During the third year of the course, students will expand on their theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and prosthetic and orthotic prescription and fabrication. Learning will be enhanced by strong practical skills in research methodology, and the application of prosthetic and orthotic clinical skills.