Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

La Trobe University

24 months
46400 AUD/year
43000 AUD/year
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The Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics at offered at La Trobe University 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. 

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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 of the Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics at offered at La Trobe University, 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.

Career outcomes

Prosthetist-orthotists are integral members of healthcare teams. Graduates can find work in major hospitals, private prosthetic-orthotic facilities and other agencies. Graduates also have the skills to perform clinical, technical, advisory and educational roles. Graduates are eligible to work in many overseas locations once they meet national professional recognition or certification, e.g., Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) in the UK.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Applied Clinical Research in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Extended Orthotic Management of the Foot
  • Clinical Transtibial Prosthetics
  • Evidence of Transtibial Prosthetics
  • Clinical Foot Ankle Orthotics
  • Evidence of Foot Ankle Orthotics
  • Management of the Upper Limb
  • Seminars in Clinical Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
98 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 062802G

You must have a relevant Bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent.

Highly recommended prerequisites are tertiary-level subjects in:
  • anatomy and physiology, including regional musculoskeletal anatomy*
Desirable prerequisites are tertiary-level subjects in:
  • biomechanics
  • clinical assessment
  • psychology
  • pathology
  • materials technology
  • evidence based practice
  • research methods or statistics
  • human movement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    43000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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