Graduates in Orthopaedics Techniques 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, 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.
Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.
Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come: