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La Trobe University

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Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • Masters (Coursework)

Prosthetics and orthotics is the clinical discipline related to the provision of prostheses (artificial limbs) to people with amputations, and orthoses (supportive devices), to people with musculoskeletal weakness or neurological disorders.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
HMCPO, 062802G
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Prosthetics and orthotics is the clinical discipline related to the provision of prostheses (artificial limbs) to people with amputations, and orthoses (supportive devices), to people with musculoskeletal weakness or neurological disorders. You will acquire theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and prosthetic and orthotic prescription, design and fabrication, enhanced by strong practical skills in research methodology, clinical assessment, and the application of prosthetic and orthotic techniques. In first year, you will develop skills in foot orthotics, foot and ankle orthotics, management of the upper limb transtibial prosthetics and clinical research. This is followed by 12 months of clinical theory and practice, with a focus on complex prosthetics and orthotics, while primarily located in a clinical environment. Clinical practice and theory may be held outside official University semester dates.

Entry requirements

Health sciences courses
Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Bundoora

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at La Trobe University.
79.8%
Overall satisfaction
78.7%
Skill scale
67%
Teaching scale
81.5%
Employed full-time
$66.3k
Average salary