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University of Salford

Prosthetics and Orthotics

UCAS Code: B984

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

At least one Science subject at grade B or above including Maths / Physics/ Engineering. If you have another Science subject, please contact the University. Applicants without a Science course may be considered on a case by case basis. GCE A Level General Studies is accepted as a 4th A Level.

A maximum of two GCE AS Levels may be considered to contribute toward the 120 UCAS Tariff Point requirement, however only in addition to three full GCE A Level qualifications including at least one Science subject inc Maths/ Physics/ Engineering at grade B or above. Applicants without a Science course may be considered on a case by case basis.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:9,P:6

60 credits required in total, including 45 credits at level 3, with a minimum of 30 at Distinction grade, 9 at Merit grade and 6 at Pass grade. The other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Access to HE Diploma Science/ Applied Science preferred, applicants with similar relevant subjects may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must also hold full separate GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths & English at grade C or 4 (or above).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

At least one Science based subject inc Maths/ Physics/ Engineering essential at grade B or above. Applicants without a Science course may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP.

120 UCAS points required, points from A/B grades considered only. C grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one Science subject inc Maths/ Physics/ Engineering essential at grade B or above. Applicants without a Science course may be considered on a case by case basis.

120 UCAS points required, points from A/B grades considered only. C grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one Science subject inc Maths/ Physics/ Engineering essential at grade B or above. Applicants without a Science course may be considered on a case by case basis.

A maximum of two Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificates may be considered to contribute toward the 120 UCAS Tariff Point requirement, however only in addition to three full GCE A Level qualifications or a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (please see corresponding requirement sections for further information).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

In combination with one BTEC National Certificate or one GCE A Level, equating to 120 UCAS tariff points total. Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Science/ Applied Science preferred, particularly with specific Physics/ Maths content, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

120 UCAS points required, points from A/B grades considered only. C grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Advanced Highers may be combined with Highers to contribute to 120 Tariff Point requirement, A/B grade Highers considered only. At least one Science subject inc Maths/ Physics/ Engineering essential at grade B or above. Applicants without a Science course may be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

120 UCAS points from A/B grades only. C grades and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 120 Tariff Point requirement, A/B grade Advanced Highers considered only. Must include at least one Science based subject, this can include Maths, Physics or Engineering at grade B or above. Applicants without a Science course may be considered on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Prosthetics and orthotics

Prosthetists and orthotists deal with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the whole of the body. Prosthetists provide artificial limbs (prostheses) to people who have all or part of a natural limb missing. Orthotists provide supportive braces and splints (orthoses) to people with various conditions of the limbs or spine. Prosthetists and orthotists work with people of all ages and with different requirements.
On the course you will learn how to assess, diagnose and treat people requiring prosthetic and orthotic care. The strong practical emphasis will be taught in conjunction with relevant theory and background information.
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 require a greater depth of learning and increased competency in dealing with people, meeting their needs and deciding on the most effective treatment to offer.

Modules

In your first year you will study a range of modules such as Anatomy and Physiology, Materials and Design and Introduction to Motion Analysis. In year two you will undertake your first placement of 16 weeks where you will be exposed to clinical situations relevant to your prior learning and will actively engage in patient care. Examples of second year modules include Core Prosthetic Practice, Core Orthotic Practice and Anatomy, Physiology and Pathologies. Your final year includes modules such as Broad Scope Prosthetic and Orthotic Practice and Methods of Enquiry. You will also undertake a second placement of 16 weeks, which will be split equally between

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


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90%
high
Prosthetics and orthotics

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A

After graduation


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Engineering

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This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,500
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
69%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
22%
Engineering professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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