The Orthotics and Prosthetics degree main objective is to train specialized technicians, who are part of a multidisciplinary team of physical and rehabilitation medicine and that apply biomedical principles in clinical settings.
The graduates in this degree have skills to measure, draw and fabricate prostheses and orthoses, with the purpose of compensate paralyzed muscles, relieve pain, prevent the progress of orthopedic disorders, or replace part, or all of one or more members.
The knowledge acquired throughout the course allows to:
- Draw and make prostheses and orthoses to the upper and lower limbs, backbone and cranium;
- Build prostheses and orthoses using different materials (wood, plastic, metal, fabric, skin, plaster and others);
- Accomplish static and dynamic alignment adjustments of the products developed by them;
- Develop prostheses and orthoses that allow to reset or decrease the functional limitations associated with each patient.