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Orthopaedics Techniques  Tecniche ortopediche

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L/SNT3 Health professions for technical assistance
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply. 
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini - p.zza Cardinal Ferrari 1 - Milano
Lecture rooms in Città Studi - Milano
Head of Studies Giuseppe Vincenzo Mineo
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

Graduates in Orthopaedic Technology are healthcare professionals who, on the basis of medical prescription and subsequent testing, deal with the construction and/or adaptation, application and supply of functional or aesthetic prostheses, orthotics and substitutive, corrective and support aids connected with the locomotor system.

These can be of a mechanical nature or use either external energy or a mixture of energy from the body and external sources, and are produced by taking direct measurements and models on the patient.

Within their sphere of competence, Orthopaedic Technology graduates are qualified to train disabled persons in the use of these orthotics and prostheses.

In collaboration with a doctor, they provide technical assistance in relation to the supply, substitution and repair of orthotics and prostheses, work with other professional figures to provide the multidisciplinary care set out in the rehabilitation plan, and take responsibility for the organisation, planning and quality standards of professional services within their area of duty.

Career and Employment

 Graduates in Orthopaedic Technology work in public or private health facilities, in a freelance or employed capacity.