Bachelor in Orthopaedic Technology

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项目描述

Coming September 2021!


Are you fascinated by the human body and by innovative technology? Do you want to impact patients’ lives? Then, read on!

Orthopedic technicians help people move, exercise or rehabilitate by creating tools that are adapted to the patients’ needs. You’ll learn which tools can take over certain functions, building on a solid theoretical knowledge of the anatomy and pathology of the human body.

Learn from expert teachers, who each have their own specialty and often work in the field. Practice all related skills, combining traditional techniques with new technologies and high-tech materials. Get down to work in our state-of-the-art practical or clinical workshops or do research in MOBILAB, our multidisciplinary research facility. Get a feel for the field during company visits, and leave your mark during internships in the second and third year.

This orthopedic technology program is a unique ISPOaccredited program. WHO recently calculated that there is a worldwide shortage of no less than 350.000 P&O professionals.

As an orthopedic (shoe) technologist you are the expert in measuring, designing, making and installing aids for people with disabilities. You will look for the most suitable solution for your client’s needs, whether they are an athlete or a rehabilitating patient. You will play an advisory role, in a multidisciplinary team, in the creation and implementation of your client’s (shoe) technological aids.

  • You're fascinated by people and the human body.
  • You're fascinated by technology.
  • You want to use technology to help people.
  • You want to do this by providing or creating an optimal tool.
  • You will learn how a healthy human body functions.
  • You will learn what happens when certain abnormalities occur and when certain muscle groups fail.
  • You will learn how to measure your classmates and people with disabilities for fitting (shoe) technological aids.
  • You will learn how to build and create optimal (shoe) technological aids.he

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Overview

Phase 1

We are currently working on a new curriculum. As soon as this is completed, it will appear here.

Phase 2

We are currently working on a new curriculum. As soon as this is completed, it will appear here.

Phase 3

We are currently working on a new curriculum. As soon as this is completed, it will appear here.

Internship

From day one, you’ll come into contact with your future career field. Since most of your teachers currently work in this field as well, they can keep you up to date on the latest developments.

Personal coaching

Starting in the first year, this program offers a course in professional development, which covers three main topics: personal development, professionalization, and entrepreneurship.

In the first year, we will mainly focus on personal development by guiding you through the study process. In small groups, you will determine what you need to succeed in this study program. This can be done under the supervision of students in a later phase of the program or as a feedback moment after the exams.

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions are organized on a regular basis. During these sessions, students in the first phase can ask for help from students in the second and/or third phase, providing you with extra support in improving your study methods.

During these PAL sessions, various activities are possible: comparing notes, completing exercises together, reviewing key concepts, working together and having discussions.

Go international

We won’t just stay in Belgium. It's important that you also know what's going on internationally within orthopedics, so we will regularly take you to conferences and on visits to orthopedic companies at home and abroad. For example, we will visit the biennial trade fair in Leipzig to see the latest technologies from companies all over the world.

Starting in phase 1, we encourage you to read and do research in subject-specific technology in another language as well. Every year, we invite foreign professionals to talk about their practice and area of expertise.

Short program

If you have a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, a bachelor's degree in Podology, a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy or a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, you will receive a fixed package of exemptions. Due to the many hours of practice and internship work involved in this program, a shortened study program is not possible, but the large package of exemptions does leave enough room to combine working and studying.

With another diploma or previously acquired credits in higher education, you can apply for exemptions, and a flexible, tailor-made trajectory can be arranged.

If you want to combine your studies with professional sports, work or family, you can opt for a flexible, tailor-made program. Together with your study counselor, you can draw up a manageable program that allows you, for example, to spread your studies over more than three years.

After Graduation

Get to work

  • Provider in a (shoe) orthopedic technology company
  • A representative for an (international) orthopedic technology company
  • Self-employed
  • Home care shop
  • Help to develop new (shoe) orthopedic aids
  • Research in the (shoe) orthopedic field

Admissions

EEA candidates

Application procedure
  1. Apply online: submit an online application.
  2. File assessment (+- 2 weeks) & Submit supporting documents (if you haven’t already provided all the necessary documents).
  3. If approved, you will receive a letter of admission.
  4. Register online.
  5. Start your student life!
Admission requirements
  • Diploma requirements:
    if you’re qualified to start an equivalent program in higher education in the country where you completed your secondary education, then you’re qualified for admission to Thomas More. Additional requirements may be set for candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state.
  • Language requirements:
    you need to be reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).
  • Additional requirements for abridged programs and postgraduates:
    Those applying to our abridged programs and postgraduates will have some extra requirements to meet in addition to the standard diploma and language requirements. Please check the program’s webpage to find detailed information about the requirements as well as the contact details of the program manager. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need assistance.

Non-EEA candidates

Application procedure
  1. Apply online: submit an online application.
  2. File assessment (+- 2 weeks) & submit supporting documents (if you haven’t already provided all the necessary documents).
  3. If approved, pay the tuition fee for 1 semester.
  4. Receive digital registration certificate
  5. Apply for a student visa.
  6. Register online.
  7. Start your student life!
Admission requirements
  • Diploma requirements:
    if you’re qualified to start an equivalent program in higher education in the country where you completed your secondary education, then you’re qualified for admission to Thomas More. Additional requirements may be set for candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state.
  • Language requirements:
    you need to be reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).
  • Additional requirements for abridged programs and postgraduates:
    Those applying to our abridged programs and postgraduates will have some extra requirements to meet in addition to the standard diploma and language requirements. Please check the program’s webpage to find detailed information about the requirements as well as the contact details of the program manager. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need assistance.

Immigration and visas in Belgium

  • Students coming from the European Economic Area, Monaco or Switzerland can enroll in an undergraduate degree program in Belgium without a student visa.
  • All other students need to apply for a visa before coming to Belgium. You can apply at the Belgian Consulate or Embassy in your country or in the country where you legally reside.

最后更新2 月 2020

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