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.
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 StructureCourses 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPublic Health Human Medicine View 164 other Masters in Human Medicine in Australia
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*
- clinical assessment
- materials technology
- evidence based practice
- research methods or statistics
- human movement.
International46400 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 46400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National43000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 43000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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