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Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

The Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc is a flexible programme of higher-level study suitable for both clinicians and non-clinicians who would like to work in this field. Our programme, which can be studied either full time of part time, will enable you to learn about a patient’s journey from pre-amputation to prosthetic rehabilitation, exploring the physical and psychological aspects of patient care.

This course is subject to revalidation.

This course is a great way to improve your specialist knowledge if you already work, or would like to work, in this area. It’s ideal for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals from backgrounds such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, engineering, nursing and other related professions.

You’ll explore contemporary issues related to limb loss, and develop expertise in research, clinical practice and commerce. This will involve studying a wide range of current issues facing the delivery of amputation and prosthetic rehabilitation in a variety of different settings, including:

  • adult and children’s services within the NHS and other healthcare organisations
  • global issues related to limb loss and access to prosthetic service
  • prosthetic componentry and the prosthetic industry
  • charity settings across different sectors
  • engagement in occupations
  • exercise and paralympic sport
  • the military

The course is delivered by healthcare rehabilitation experts whose amputation and prosthetics research is helping to develop the field. It also looks at the perspectives of patients, families, carers and clinicians taking a person-centred approach.

Our Amputee Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Use module is endorsed by the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR)

As a student at a Russell Group university you’ll benefit from research-led learning throughout your study and you’ll be supported by academics who are recognised experts in their fields.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • part-time master's - study the same course content between 2 and 4 years

You can also take a single module as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Explore modules that are available as CPD.

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Dr Maggie Donovan-Hall is an Associate Professor within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Her research contributes to:

  • the use and development of health technologies in rehabilitation such as prosthetics and orthotics, functional electrical stimulation and cochlear implants
  • understanding rehabilitation treatments and their importance
  • improving access to health and rehabilitation including research in low and middle-income countries

Find out more on Dr Donovan-Hall's staff profile page.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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