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Vietnamese Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologists (VIETCOT)
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ISPO Recognised Schools and Training Programmes

Vietnamese Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologists (VIETCOT)

Category:

II

Course:

Diploma Programme in Orthopaedic Technologist
Certificate Programme in LLOT
Certificate Programme in LLPT
Certificate Programme in upper limb Prosthetics and Orthotics & Spinal Orthotic Technology

Recognition Period:

2015 - 2016

Country:

Vietnam

3 years training Course
Classroom teaching comprises biomechanics, technical drawing and drafting, anatomy, physical science, lab technology, material technology and mathematics introduction (1748.5 hours). Hands-on practical instruction includes lower extremity orthotics and spinal orthotics in the first year of training and lower limb prosthetics at all levels of amputation in the second year, while the third year is exclusively geared toward gaining clinical experience (1607 hours). The students then fulfill an intensive six-week internship, providing supervised orthotic and prosthetic patient care in an outside rehabilitation centre.

18 months Course in Lower Limb Orthotic Technology / Lower Limb Prosthetic Technology
After several surveys and professional studies about available patient service for the people with disability in Vietnam, it was found the skills of the professionals in orthotics were not adequate enough to offer the needed quality of orthopaedic devices. The implementation of shorter courses in specific areas beside the regular three years training are rather important for an improvement of the quality.

Refresher Course
The orthopaedic staff working in rehabilitation centres in the country and NGO's working in the rehabilitation for people with disabilities have acknowledged the advantage of block training. Therefore VIETCOT has been asked to develop short training blocks on special topics, the so called "Tailor made courses”.

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