Prosthetics and Orthotics

Prosthetists and Orthotists work with assistive devices that sit on the outside of the body and replace or assist any part of the body that is not functioning properly.

Level: Bachelor
Application period: 2020-10-16 - 2021-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2021
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Prosthetics and Orthotics, 180 credits

The technology used in the profession is individually adapted and focuses on increasing the quality of life for people with various limitations.

 

In addition to the main field of prosthetics and orthotics, the programme includes courses in anatomy, psychology, pathophysiology related to prosthetics and orthotics, mathematics and biomechanics. The field of prosthetics and orthotics combines working with people and technology in an interesting and exciting way.

 

The programme is spread over three years. The first year contains an overview of important concepts, theories and practical exercises. The second year includes, among other things, a short clinical placement course. In the third year you will deepen your knowledge and participate in a longer clinical placement, in addition to completing a major thesis project.

The major includes work-based education and as a student you have access to a study place within the Nordic region. The purpose of the work-based education is for you as a student to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice.

Prosthetics and Orthotics has partner universities in different parts of the world that can offer exchanges to varying degrees. When opportunities arise, students are offered to apply.

An orthopedic engineer works with patient examination, specification, measurement, casting, manufacturing, adaptation and testing of orthopedic technical aids, such as prostheses. Since each patient has their own conditions, it is the task of the orthopedic engineer to develop technical solutions with regard to the individual's conditions and needs. The profession includes handling of thermosets *.

 

* In accordance with the Swedish Work Environment Authority's Regulation AFS 2005: 6.

The programme Prosthetics and Orthotics, BSc is conducted at School of Health and Welfare
Credits: 180 credits
Level: Bachelor
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2021
Requirements: General entry requirements include high school diploma and specific demand on physics, chemistry and mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Application code: HJ-KU013
Degree: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Prosthetics and Orthotics
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 80000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 480000 SEK

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements, you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.

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