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Departments

Education and Research

In this Section:

Undergraduate training

To become qualified as an Orthotist/Prosthetist, students need to undertake the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics from the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics (NCPO) at La Trobe University. La Trobe University offers the only clinical course in Prosthetics and Orthotics in the Australasian region.

Research

Our Prosthetists and Orthotists keep up-to-date with current knowledge by attending conferences, taking part in continual profession development activities, reading and discussing relevant journal articles and by undertaking research activities.

Our clinicians are involved in research activities. Numerous smaller-scale studies take place within our facility.

Keeping up-to-date with current trends and research allows our clinicians to make the best decisions about the care of each patient.