The Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics Honours in Dental and Orthodontics is offered by La Trobe University.
Program Length: 4 YEARS.
With La Trobe's Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) you can become a qualified health professional with expertise in treating people's physical and functional limitations. From first year, you'll undertake clinical placements and experiences both on campus in La Trobe's prosthetic and orthotic facilities and at external sites. You'll study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and prosthetic and orthotic prescription, design and fabrication. Honours is offered in two streams: industry and research. You'll complete either a major industry-relevant honours project or a research honours project in the final years of the course.CAREER OUTCOMESAs a trained prosthesis and orthotic professional, you could find employment in a variety of roles, such as:
- Public health
- Become an integral member of healthcare teams in hospitals, aged care facilities and rehabilitation centres.
- Private practice
- Use your knowledge and skills in private prosthetic-orthotic facilities and other agencies.
- Research and design
- Graduates may also work for commercial companies that design and manufacture devices for people with disability.