If you are creatively or technically-minded and enjoy working with people, consider a career in prosthetics and orthotics. Our program prepares you to provide innovative, compassionate, and client centred care to help address the functional limitations of people resulting from illness, disease, or disability. Prosthetists and orthotists work with people with amputations, musculoskeletal weaknesses, or neurological conditions throughout the whole diverse process of treatment. This includes client assessment and care, intervention prescription, treatment planning, the design and manufacture of devices, and modifying devices for
As the first and only program in Queensland that allows you to specialise in prosthetics and orthotics, this program will provide you with specialist training in an increasingly state-of-the-art area of health, and through study and clinical placements give you the skills to enter the profession and help break down barriers for people living with disability. For more information, visit Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.
Before undertaking workplace learning, students must obtain a Blue Card, comply with the Vaccination Preventable Disease requirements and may be required to undergo a criminal history check or other discipline-specific mandatory checks; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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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.
Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time