|Required Courses||Dual Degree||Duration|
|47 Courses||Not Available||8 Semesters|
|Language||Credit Hours||Annual Fees|
|English||130 Hours||39,000 EGP|
Do you want to have an impact on people’s lives and even become their lifesaver? Then this program is for you!
After losing a limb, a person’s life completely changes. And here comes the role of a prosthetic & orthotics technologist to make a difference in this person’s life. This program is only offered by Galala University in Egypt and the Middle East. In turn, the number of graduates is few in relation to the national and regional markets so they have a lot of opportunities.
Artificial limbs are known as prostheses; while orthotic is basically an externally applied device that modifies the structural and functional characteristics of skeletal and neuromuscular systems and supports individuals in mobility. Prosthetics/Orthotics Technologist assess patient disabilities and their physical needs. He/she design, fabricate, fit, evaluate and repair prosthetic devices (artificial limbs) and orthotic devices (braces and supports). They also supervise the patient’s activities and provide advice and help to address their goals.
A Prosthetics/orthotics technologist is a crucial member of the medical team. He is a professional health-care provider who fabricates and repairs artificial limbs for people with physical disabilities or limb loss.
1- Giving a surgeon your advice (pre-operatively) when they’re performing an amputation.
2- Fitting a prosthesis for a military veteran and helping them through the journey of their entire rehabilitation process.
3- Helping a diverse range of ages (from children with cerebral palsy to adults with arthritis).
4- Preventing patients from needing amputations by providing well-fitting splints and complex footwear.
You are likely to be based in a hospital but may also work in private clinics or companies that manufacture prosthetic or orthotic devices. Many prosthetists and orthotists set up their own companies and work independently.
As a prosthetist or orthotist, you won’t just treat your patients physically; You’ll also help them feel satisfied and comfortable living with their blade or brace. You’ll need to be a great communicator and be able to build rapport with your patients, as it can be a stressful time for them. You’ll need to be the voice of encouragement and the person who listens and understands.
You must be precise when recording measurements so that each device fits properly and is truly tailored for the individual. This can often feel like a make-or-break moment for patients, so it is crucial to fabricate sockets as accurately as possible.
You’ll need to evaluate every patient’s situation individually and look for creative ways to meet their personal rehabilitation needs. The nature of the job will encounter different people with very different conditions. Every patient is a project and will need their own tailored plan.
This is a physical job where using your hand skills is vital. To get the best performance out of a prosthesis or aid, you’ll need to make a lot of adjustments. You should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as working with hand tools and workshop equipment to make these adjustments. You might also spend a lot of time bending over or crouching to examine and measure patients.