Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) From La Trobe University

Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours)

La Trobe University

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Program Overview

With La Trobe's Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) you can become a qualified health professional with expertise in treating people's physical and functional limitations. From first year, you'll undertake clinical placements and experiences both on campus in La Trobe's prosthetic and orthotic facilities and at external sites. You'll study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and prosthetic and orthotic prescription, design and fabrication. Honours is offered in two streams: industry and research. You'll complete either a major industry-relevant honours project or a research honours project in the final years of the course.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,000




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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Clinical Biomechanics Of Movement
  • Clinical Orthotics 1
  • Foundations Of Professional Communication
  • Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Prosthetics And Orthotics Clinical Tools And Manufacturing Technologies
  • Research And Evidence In Practice

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5. (increase in IELTS score due to a change in accreditation requirements)

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 37,000 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

As a trained prosthesis and orthotic professional, you could find employment in a variety of roles, such as:

  • Public health
  • Private practice
  • Research and design


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