This course includes a wide variety of clinical, practical and theoretical learning. You will spend most of your time at the University but you will also spend time in clinical placements where you will get the chance to see real patients wearing their prostheses and orthoses. You will also get the chance to see patients at the University, within our purpose built facilities, and work with the latest technologies and equipment that are used for today's prosthetic and orthotic devices.
This course offers the opportunity to learn through placements in prosthetic and orthotic clinics across the country. As you move through the course, you will gradually undertake a greater depth of learning and increase your competency in dealing with people, meeting their needs and deciding on the most effective treatments to offer.
Placement venues are located throughout the UK and offer an exciting opportunity to work and learn in different geographical areas. Whilst we aim to place students in an area which suits their individual circumstances, this may not always be possible and applicants should be aware that they may need to travel. Some financial support is provided for this purpose.
The NHS Constitution is at the heart of our recruitment and selection process for students applying to become health care professionals.
As part of the application process, you may be invited to take part in an online activity or assessment - if this is the case, we will contact you with further information.
We are looking for bright, communicative, practical people who enjoy the prospect of clinical practical work and also the chance to help improve the lives of others within a rewarding and exciting career. All applicants are required to attend a Prosthetic and/or Orthotic Clinic and provide a summary of your experience. You will receive further information about this when you have applied.
We are aware that COVID-19 situation means that not all applicants will have been able to complete a visit to a clinic.
If you are an international student and not from a majority English speaking country, you will need IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0. We also accept a range of other English language qualifications. If you do not have the English language requirements, you could take the Pre-Sessional English course to gain entry onto this degree.