Prosthetics and Orthotics - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Prosthetics and Orthotics

Extended major

Available in the Bachelor of Health Science

If you are creatively or technically-minded and enjoy working with people, consider a career in prosthetics and orthotics. Prosthetists or orthotists work through the whole diverse process in their jobs, from client assessment and care to the design of devices, and to their manufacturing.

Your studies will equip you to assess clients, provide treatment plans and manufacture devices to help address the functional limitations of people resulting from illness, disease or disability.

This extended major will provide you with specialist training in an increasingly high-tech area of health. Take advantage of USC’s expertise in biomechanics, robotics and 3D printing technology, which are becoming increasingly relevant in prosthetics and orthotics.

This is the first and only program in Queensland that allows you to specialise in prosthetics and orthotics.

Career opportunities

Clinical Prosthetist and/or Orthotist. The profession is prominent within public and private hospital settings, community based organisations, aged care facilities, the private health sector and academic arena. Services that may include allied health, rehabilitation and assistive technology services, are delivered across the entire age spectrum; resulting in services within the primary, secondary and tertiary care sectors.

Membership

The Prosthetics and Orthotics Extended Major is fully accredited by the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) Inc.

Extended major lead

For more information about studying Prosthetics and Orthotics at USC, please contact: 

Brian Delaney
Senior Lecturer, Prosthetics and Orthotics
bdelaney@usc.edu.au

Adam Holden
Lecturer, Prosthetics and Orthotics
aholden@usc.edu.au

Extended Major (10)

Only students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science are eligible to undertake the Prosthetics and Orthotics Extended Major.

For a extended major in Prosthetics and Orthotics, students must successfully complete the following 10 courses:

Required courses (10)

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
HLT204
   
HLT320
   
HLT321
   
HLT322
   
HLT323
   
HLT302
   
OCC202
   
OCC232
   
SPX202
   
SPX322