Doctor of Prosthetics and Orthotics

//Doctor of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Doctor of Prosthetics and Orthotics 2018-07-27T12:11:43+00:00

Overview

Prosthetics and Orthotics is a specialized, allied health care field that helps patients to regain mobility after loss of a limb, or function. PROSTHETICS is the design, manufacturing and fitting of artificial devices to replace lost limbs, hands or feet; and, ORTHOTICS is the design and fitting of orthopedic braces or supports to correct musculoskeletal problems.

Prosthetics involves fitting patients with artificial limbs, known as prostheses. Prostheses may be used by individuals with congenital limb deficiency or amputation (loss of an arm, hand, foot or leg). An upper limb prosthesis can improve a patient’s functional activity by providing the ability to grasp or stabilize objects. And a lower limb prosthesis allows individuals the ability to walk to increase their activity level and cardiovascular fitness. Both aim to improve an individual’s quality of life.

Objective

  • Maintain or correct body segment alignment
  • Assist joint or resist joint motion during key phases of gait
  • Relieve or distribute distal weight bearing forces
  • Protect from external stimuli – Restore Mobility
  • Minimize risk of deformities

Eligibility Criteria

For all programs in Health and Life Sciences
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • 60% marks F.Sc. (Pre-medical)/A level or equivalent.

Assessment

  • A semester is a sixteen weeks of continuous studies.
  • As per HEC requirement, fifty minutes of class lecture or 100 minutes of supervised lab work done during sixteen weeks of a semester is called a credit hour.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number that indicates a student’s average grade.
GPA GRADE
GPA 4.0 A
GPA 3.0 B
GPA 2.0 C
GPA 1.0 D
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the overall GPA earned by the student during the entire tenure of studies. Bachelors (Hons) students are required to obtain a CGPA of 2.0 to graduate.
  • The total number of 40 to 42 courses with a total of 132 credit hours are required to complete a 4-year Bachelor degree program. Additionally, 6 to 12 credit hours of project work is required.
  • Students have to repeat courses with lower GPA to reach a CGPA of 2.0.
  • There are two exams conducted during each semester: mid-term and final-term.
EXAM PERCENTAGE(%)
Mid-Term 20%
Final-Term 40%
Class Attendance 10%
Assignment,Quizzes 30%
  • No supplementary tests are conducted. Students failing in a subject are required to repeat the entire course.
  • Students found guilty of cheating are fined Rs. 10,000 and are required to repeat the course.
  • Student can freeze their semesters by submitting an application to the Director of Student Affairs. A maximum of three semesters can be frozen.
  • Students must report back within the given time failing which their admission will be cancelled.
  • The fee to freeze a semester is Rs. 2,500.
  • Fee deposited for a particular semester cannot be ‘carry-forward’ for another semester even if the student opts to use the freeze option.

Fee Structure

Admission Fee 2018-07-24T10:26:08+00:00
Admission Fee
Admission Fee (One time Charges at the time of admission) 25000 (For all degree programs)
Faculty of Life & Health Sciences 2019-08-09T10:16:20+00:00

Note:

1. Fee for the first semester is payable at the time of admission.
2. Fee for subsequent semesters is payable on first Saturday of December and May.
3. Separate per course fee is charged for Summer Semester that is payable at the time of enrolment.
4. Fee bills are distributed to students in classes and are also available at the accounts office. They can also be printed from the Student portal when the fee becomes due.
5. It is the responsibility of the student to submit the fees before the last date.
6. After due date fine will be charged for late payments
7. Students failing to clear the fee within two weeks past the due date will be denied entry into the campus.
8. Students will not to be allowed to sit in the exam if their dues are not clear

Employment Scope

prosthetists and Orthotists hold about 7,800 jobs. The largest employers of orthotists and prosthetists are as follows:

Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing

Ambulatory healthcare services

Health and personal care stores

Federal government, excluding postal service

Hospitals; state, local, and private