BS Prosthetics and Orthodontics

This program involves 4 years of training and instruction in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, culminating in a B.S. degree. Clinical placement (in direct contact with patients) is used in the final year (semesters VII and VIII) to improve clinical skills in assessment, prescription, casting, manufacturing, fitting, and checkouts of prosthetic and orthotic appliances to the required patients. An artificial limb (prosthesis) is given to someone who has lost a limb or part of it; an orthosis is given to someone who needs support, correction of a deformity, or pain relief. To fit and monitor an appropriate device in both cases, practitioners must conduct thorough patient assessments and have a thorough understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and function. Graduates of P&O programs will be trained in a wide range of disciplines, from human sciences to mechanical and bioengineering, communication, and interdisciplinary teamwork, to practical work with people with often complex conditions, to understanding materials and equipment used to assist them. The 4-year Orthotic & Prosthetic Sciences degree program equips students with professional knowledge, skills, techniques, and ethical values to apply their expertise between doctors and patients for efficient health service delivery.

Core Courses

  • Special Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Clinical Orthopedic studies
  • Material Technology
  • Musculoskeletal Physiology
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Sciences
  • General Pathology
  • Introduction to Orthotics and Prosthetics Sciences
  • General Physiology
  • General Anatomy

Eligibility Criteria

  • Intermediate FSc Pre-Medical or equivalent with passing marks.
  • Passing marks in the entrance exam.

Scope

Orthotists and prosthetists are expected to grow at a rate of 17% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all jobs. because it is a small occupation, the rapid growth will only add about 1,700 jobs over ten years. The large baby boom population is aging, and diabetes and cardiovascular disease, two leading causes of limb loss, are more common among the elderly. braces and orthopedic footwear are examples of devices designed and fitted by orthotists and prosthetists for older people. Technology advancements help more people survive traumatic events. the creation of orthotic and prosthetic devices for patients with traumatic injuries, such as veterans, will require orthotics and prosthetists. Graduates can also work in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, clinics, and companies.

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