This module is designed to provide students from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds, such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Prosthetists, podiatrists and Engineers with the opportunity to explore contemporary issues related to limb loss in a thriving environment bringing together expertise in research, clinical practice and enterprise. This will involve exploring key issues relating to a wide range of current issues facing the delivery of amputation and prosthetic rehabilitation in a wide range of different settings, such as the adult and children services within the NHS, other healthcare organisations within in and outside of the UK, the prosthetics industry, charity settings, Paralympic sport and the military. The module forms part of the MSc Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation pathway within the MSc Health Sciences Programme and is closely linked to a second module amputation and prosthetic rehabilitation specific module called ‘Amputation and Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Use’ (20 ECTS), but can be carried out as a standalone module.
This module is likely to attract professionals who are currently working in the field amputation and prosthetic 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 one weekly block involving weekend work. The module is currently endorsed by the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR).