This module is designed to provide students from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds, such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Prosthetists and Engineers with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of rehabilitation following an amputation and prosthetics use. The module has currently been developed as a standalone/option module within the MSc Health Sciences programme, but will be drawn together with a second module to provide a specific MSc in Amputee Rehabilitation pathway.
This module is likely to attract professionals who are currently working in the field amputee rehabilitation or prosthetic use or those who would like to move into a career in this area. The module will therefore undertake a flexible route for working professionals and will be taught in two weekly blocking involving weekend work. The module is currently endorsed by the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR). The module takes an innovative approach and be linked to a wide range of prosthetic industrial partners through the inclusion of a student conference and industry day.