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What is the study of prosthetics and orthotics?

Posted 25 May 2018
Student shaping a prosthetic

Prosthetics is the replacement of a patient’s limb after amputation or treating physical limitations from illness or disability. Orthotics is the design and fitting of artificial devices to support these patients. Studying this area of healthcare can lead to a rewarding future career.  

The University of Strathclyde offers the only four-year prosthetics and orthotics degree in the UK. Through theoretical and practical lessons, students develop their medical, clinical and technical understanding of the subject. 

Discover BSc Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Strathclyde

Why study BSc Prosthetics & Orthotics at Strathclyde?

  • Category 1 accreditation from the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • One of only two UK universities to offer a prosthetics and orthotics degree
  • Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council
  • State-of-the-art technology includes a Siliconcoach® 2D video gait analysis system and CNC milling machine with robot arm
  • Clinical experience with real patients in hospitals or private companies
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering ranked 1st in Complete University Guide League Tables 2018 for Medical Technology.  

Find out how you can prepare for this degree with the Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Engineering and Sciences. There is also the opportunity to apply for combined foundation and undergraduate scholarships.

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