Our subjectsProsthetics & orthotics degrees

What is prosthetics and orthotics? 

Prosthetics is concerned with the replacement of a patient’s limb following amputation. Orthotics creates devices that support a patient’s body to compensate for paralysed muscles, provide relief from pain, or prevent orthopaedic deformities from progressing. 

Why study prosthetics and orthotics?

Prosthetics and orthotics is a rewarding career in which you can tangibly improve people’s lives.

Why study prosthetics and orthotics at Strathclyde?

  • we offer the only four-year prosthetics and orthotics degree in the UK – the only course in the UK with Category 1 accreditation from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • we’re ranked 3rd in the UK by the Complete University Guide’s 2024 League Table for Medical Technology & Bioengineering
  • you’ll study at The National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthotics, which is home to state-of-the-art technology including a Siliconcoach® 2D video gait analysis system and CNC milling machine with robot arm

BSc (Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics

Watch the video below and find out more about the course. 

Our volunteers: Geoffrey Ward

Geoffrey was working for the British Army in the Falkland Islands, after the war in 1983, when he stepped on a mine and, as a result, lost his foot. He went back to work following surgery and rehabilitation and then around eight years ago he began volunteering at the University to work with students.