251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
4 th
Impact Rankings 2020
=56 th
Young University Rankings 2017
Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora, Melbourne, Victoria, VIC 3086, Australia

Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics - La Trobe University

Few things are as rewarding as giving someone the ability to walk, stand or even just pick up a cup. Studying clinical prosthetics and orthotics gives you the ability to do just that. You'll learn about artificial limbs (prostheses) for people with amputations, and supportive devices (orthoses) for people with musculoskeletal weakness. This course offers practical experience, and is the only course of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. Your clinical experience starts in first year with a half-day observational placement. In second and third years you'll work with volunteer clients. In fourth year you'll do two clinical placements (12 or 16 weeks) at a leading Australian or international hospital or private practice. During this time you'll gain experience with tasks including assisting in providing prosthetic and orthotic treatment while working directly with clients.