ISPO Accredited Training Programmes

Human Study

  • Occupational Classification : Prosthetist/Orthotist
  • Course : Blended Learning Education
  • Recognition Period : 2016 - 2024
  • Country : Worldwide

HS Upgrade Program on the Bachelor of Science in P&O level

This BSc in P&O program is available to those practicing ISPO Associate P&O certificate holders who aspire ISPO Professional Prosthetist/Orthotist qualification, and training on the trainer level. The program leads to a double qualification: BSc in P&O and ISPO Professional Prosthetist/Orthotist certificate.
Each of the six-semesters in the program delivers advanced knowledge and skills training with an emphasis on one area of P&O sciences, together with knowledge in general and medical sciences.

Onsite practical workshops are also part of each semester and serve to train students in advanced patient management skills. To fulfill the conditions to sit the Final Theory and Practical Examinations in front of an international examination board, students must pass all semester examinations and deliver a satisfactory research study. Graduates acquire the Professional Prosthetist/Orthotist certificate from the ISPO, and a Bachelor of Science in P&O degree from the Mahidol University.

Human Study Expertise: Blended Learning Training Model

All HS educational programs are taught in blended learning format which is a combination of online-based theoretical teaching, and on-site practical workshop seminars organized at locations close to students (even in their own workshops). This approach enables students in HS programs to acquire training and qualification without having to leave their homes for extended periods of time. At the same time, this approach enables companies and institutions to educate their employees without diminishing the productivity of the company, as the need for traveling and absence from work is minimal compared to conventional training models.

The online part of education is organized through a customized virtual classroom (e-platform) to which students receive individual, password-protected access via Internet. HS didactic approach employs advanced multimedia tools of communication and presentation to yield best learning outcomes. During the online part of education, students study from home or workplace, and do not need to travel.

The practical part of the education is organized in form of practical workshop seminars at centralized locations which are close to students. These workshops are both demonstrative – expert trainers demonstrate the practical skills hands-on patients while the students observe; and participative – students replicate the demonstrated techniques in the same manner, under the supervision of trainers.

HS methodology puts emphasis on the effective combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills training to prepare graduates for actual work with patients in real-life circumstances.