What qualifications are required as an orthotists/prosthetists?
Orthotists / Prosthetists have to study the same subjects as other health professions, e.g. anatomy, physiology, neuroscience and pathology, but specific studies relevant to the profession include biomechanics, orthotic and prosthetic prescription, as well as device design and fabrication. They require strong technical skills and a thorough understanding of clinical assessment and the application of orthotic and prosthetic techniques. Lastly, they should have a clear grasp of research methodology to supports evidence-based practice. General health degrees or alternative health qualifications do not allow candidates to enter the occupation.