Studying fabrication, evaluation as well as fitting of orthopedic braces and artificial limbs is what you can look for in a course in Orthotics and Prosthetics. It is a popular course that offers a employment opportunities as technicians, fitters, pedorthists, and O and P (Orthotics and Prosthetics).Students who have completed their undergraduate studies in bioengineering, engineering, biology or kinesiology can opt for prosthetics courses.
Students coming in for a career in prosthetics need to undergo rigorous training. They need to devote long hours at the laboratory for the training procedure where they learn how to use splints, plaster of Paris as well as steel joints. In addition they also learn how to use multiple procedures for manufacturing the lower and upper appendages. Trained and skilled professionals go in for prosthetic jobs in rehabilitation centers or manufacturing organizations. In addition, successful candidates can also seek employment in orthopedic institutes. Admission to the prosthetics courses usually varies from one college to the other; hence make sure to go through the application process, eligibility criteria and admission procedures prior to seeking admission in your desired institute.
Check out the institutes and universities offering prosthetics courses in India:
|Name of the institute||Departments||Courses offered||Duration of the course||Contact Details|
|National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped||Occupational TherapyPhysio Therapy
Prosthetic & Orthotic
Research & Development
|Bachelors in Prosthetic and Orthotic||4 years||Bon-hooghly, Kolkata – 700090; Tel.: 033-25310279; Website: http://www.nioh.in/|
|Christian Medical College||Occupational TherapyPhysiotherapy
Prosthetic & Orthotics – Artificial Limb & splints Speech therapy
|Diploma N.B. in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||2 years||Thorapadi, Bagayam, Vellore – 632002; Website: http://cmch-vellore.edu/t_main.asp|
|All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||-||Bachelors of Occupational Therapy||3 years||Hazi Ali Park, K. Khadye Marg, Mumbai – 400034|