Physical Rehabilitation Sciences (Prosthetics & Orthotics)

  1. BS in Physical Rehabilitation Sciences (Prosthetics & Orthotics) – Four Year Degree Program.
  2. BSc. (Associate Degree) in Physical Rehabilitation Sciences(Prosthetics & Orthotics)– Two Year Degree Program.

Prosthetics and Orthotics is a specialized, allied health care field that helps patients to regain mobility after loss of a limb, or function. PROSTHETICS is the design, manufacturing and fitting of artificial devices to replace lost limbs, hands or feet; and, ORTHOTICS is the design and fitting of orthopedic braces or supports to correct musculoskeletal problems.

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Prosthetic and Orthotic specialists examine patients, take measurements, create designs, build models and devices, fit devices, monitor patients and make adjustments as needed. They work closely with physicians and other health care professionals to decide the type of appliance and prescription needed. Prosthetists and Orthotists are not only practitioners; rather they are the artists too. It is perhaps the most rewarding of all the allied health professions, because it is making a difference…every day! PROSTHETISTS provide patients with prostheses (artificial limbs) to replace an amputated hand, arm, foot or leg. The goal of the prosthetist is to provide the patient with increased function, such walking or grasping. ORTHOTISTS provide patients with orthoses (braces) to increase the stability of the spine or an extremity after injury or disease. The goal of the orthotist is to provide the patient with protection, support and, ultimately, increased function.


AREAS OF STUDY IN PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS
Medical Science, Upper Extremity Prosthetics, Lower Extremity Prosthetics, Spinal Orthotics, Prosthetic and Orthotic Procedures, Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Research Methods, Leadership, Management and Professional/Medical Ethics, Material technology, Workshop Technology, Graphical communication.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
O&P is an allied health profession with a variety of exciting employment opportunities available. Graduates in Prosthetics and Orthotics develop highly technical, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills to design, fabricate and fit patients needing artificial limbs or braces. In addition, Orthotists Prosthetists teach classes, conduct research, manage businesses and provide consultation to patients and other health care professionals. Potential employers include:

  • Private Practice,
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Specialty clinics and home health settings
  • Medical Clinics
  • Medical Equipment Manufacturing Companies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies

Detail of Courses

First Year


First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HMLG131 English 1 3(3 + 0)
ALAT111 General Anatomy 2(2 + 0)
ALPL121 General Physiology 2(2 + 0)
ALBS131 Behavioral Sciences 2(2 + 0)
HMIS111 Islamic Studies 2(2 + 0)
HMCM141 Computer Sciences-1 2(1 + 3)
OPGW131 General Workshop 2(1 + 3)
OPIT Introduction to Orthotics and Prosthetics Sciences 1(1 + 0)
Total Credit Hours 17



Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HMLG112 English 2 3(3 + 0)
ALBC141 Biochemistry 2(2 + 0)
ALPA151 General Pathology 2(2 + 0)
HMPS121 Pakistan Studies 2(2 + 0)
HMMS171 Mathematics and statistics 2(2 + 0)
HMCM142 Computer Sciences-II 3(2 + 3)
OPSC151 Orthotics and Prothetics Sciences 1 4(2 + 6)
Total Credit Hours 18

Second Year


Third Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HMCS251 Communication Skills 3(2 + 3)
CLSP221 Special Pathology 2(2 + 0)
CLBM271 Biomechanics 1 2(2 + 0)
OPMT271 Material Technology 3(2 + 3)
OPWT281 Workshop Technology 1 3(2 + 3)
OPSC252 Orthotics and Prosthetics Sciences II 4(2 + 6)
Total Credit Hours 17



Fourth Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ALGC271 Graphical Communication 2(2 + 0)
CLMP211 Musculoskeletal Physiology 2(2 + 0)
CLBM272 Biomechanics II 2(1 + 3)
OPMT272 Material Technology II 2(1 + 3)
OPWT282 Workshop Technology II 3(2 + 3)
OPSC253 Orthotics and Prosthetics Sciences III 5(3 + 6)
Total Credit Hours 17

Third Year


Fifth Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CLOT331 Clinical Orthopedic studies I 3(3+0)
CLRD341 Basic Radiology 2(2 + 0)
CLPD351 Medicine and Phycology of disabled 2(2 + 0)
OPWM361 Workshop Management I 2(2 + 0)
OPSC354 Orthotics and Prosthetics Science IV 8(3 + 15)
Total Credit Hours 17



Sixth Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CLOT332 Clinical Orthopedic Studies II 3(3 + 0)
OPWM362 Workshop Management II 2(2 + 0)
ALET361 Electro Technology 4(3 + 3)
OPSC355 Orthotics and Prosthetics Science V 7(3 + 12)
Total Credit Hours 16

Fourth Year


Seventh Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CLCR461 Community Based Rehabilitation 3(2 + 3)
HMBT461 Biostatistics 3(3 + 0)
RHMT411 Research Methodologies 2(2 + 0)
OPSC456 Orthotics and Prosthetics Science VI 8(3 + 15)
Total Credit Hours 16



Eighth Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
OPOR411 Orthotics 6(0 + 18)
OPPR421 Prosthetics 6(0 + 18)
OPSP491 Special Orthotics and Prosthetics 1(1 + 0)
RHDW421 ODissertation Writing 5(5 + 0)
Total Credit Hours 18