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Prosthetics and Orthotics

Autumn 2020

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Introduction to studies and the field of prosthetics and orthotics
Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system 1, physiology and pathophysiology 5
Professional basis for prosthetics and orthotics 10
Introduction to Studying 5
Professional Communication and IT Skills 5
Methods for Research and Development Work 5    
Prosthetics and orthotics in the field of rehabilitation
Work community skills, Professional English 5
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal system 2, Orthopaedics, Physiatry and Surgery 5
Lower limb amputations and prosthetics 5
Daily activities in different environments 5
Rehabilitation as Multidisciplinary Collaboration 5
Entrepreneurship and Management in the Social and Health Care Sector 5
Clients of prosthetics and orthotics
Evaluation and analysis of client’s functional capacity, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology 10  
Process planning and implementation of prosthetic and orthotic services, Swedish at work 10  
Work Placement 1 5  
Medical Studies 5  
Competence in prosthetics and orthotics
Special Footwear 5  
Short Lower Limb Orthoses 5  
Orthoses for upper limb and trunk 5  
Work Placement 2 10  
Foot orthoses 5  
Professional competence and development of prosthetics and orthotics
Multidisciplinary Innovation Project 10    
Foot, hip, upper limb amputations and prosthetics 5    
Assistive devices for mobility 10    
Technological solution in Prosthetics And Orthotics 5
Advanced competence in prosthetics and orthotics
Work placement 3 10    
Long Lower Limb Orthoses 5    
Planning of the Bachelor’s Thesis 5    
Implementing the Bachelor’s Thesis 5    
Development of expertise in prosthetics and orthotics
Expertise and Leadership in Prosthetics and Orthotics 5    
Work Placement 4 10      
Reporting and Publication of the Bachelor’s Thesis 5      
Elective Module and Elective Studies
(Select 15 ECTS)
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 606060153030303030301512.517.517.512.51515151512.517.517.512.52.512.5

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


Level of degree:
Bachelor’s degree in social and health care
Degree profile:
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Work profiles of graduated UAS students:
In the social and health care sector, prosthetists and orthotists are employed mainly by companies manufacturing assistive devices as well as by assistive device units of hospitals and various institutions. They are also competent to work as independent entrepreneurs. Prosthetists and orthotists work in client service, in middle management or similar in planning and fabrications processes, and as professional experts of their field in rehabilitation groups. In addition, they can work in sales and marketing of companies selling assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment.
Core competence areas of prosthetists and orthotists consist of 1) Client-oriented, multiprofessional competence, 2) Assessment of assistive device needs and functional capacity, 3) Service competence in assistive devices, 4) Work methods and competence in materials, 5) Competence in entrepreneurship and business activities 6) Research and development competence. Studies highlight workplace-oriented approach, international activities and challenges of future as well as reflective, critical and research-based approach to work. Students have the opportunity to participate in multiprofessional projects to develop their competence with their UAS or in collaboration with the workplace. Students also have the possibility to participate in student exchange.
Special entry requirements:
Standard requirements for universities of applied sciences apply.
The competence-based curriculum and its learning outcomes describe what kinds of competences students are expected to achieve and help students assess their own existing competence and future learning. Students’ individual choices and recognition of prior learning (RPL), complete with flexible implementation models, allow students to build their own individual learning pathways. Each student’s own learning pathway is described in their individual study plan (ISP).
Guidelines for completing studies and evaluation:
Criteria for completing studies and their evaluation are found from the study plans of each study unit. The lecturer of the course is responsible for the evaluation. Criteria for evaluation and means to complete the course are given in the beginning of each course. Student competence is evaluated based on a two-cycle evaluation framework unless no individual criteria for the course exist.
Requirements for graduation:
Completion of all studies stated in the curriculum.