Faculty of Science

Bachelor Of Health Science In Medical Orthotics And Prosthetics

“The purpose of this qualification is to develop a graduate competent in the knowledge, attitudes, insight and skills required for the orthotic and prosthetic professions. The qualifying graduate will be able to competently apply and integrate theoretical principles, evidence-based techniques, practical experience, clinical procedures and appropriate skills.
The qualification will produce a well-rounded graduate who will be capable of practicing as a clinician, developing and managing a clinic or a laboratory or providing services as a private practitioner. The graduate will be a team player, capable of working in multidisciplinary teams and moving the profession forward.”

There are currently three institutions in South Africa where you can study Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics:

  • Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) – Gauteng Province
  • Durban University of Technology (DUT) – KwaZulu-Natal Province
  • Walter Sisulu University (WSU) – Eastern Cape Province  
Please follow the links below and contact these institutions for any questions or to find out more about their programs or specialist interests.