Bachelor of Orthopaedics Techniques Program By Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    =166
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode Blended
  • Subject Anatomy & Physiology
  • Duration 36 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

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Within the orthopaedics profession, graduates are healthcare workers with duties attributed by decree of the Ministry of Health no. 665 of 14 September 1994 and amendments; they work on the basis of medical prescriptions and subsequent testing to build and/or fit, apply and supply prostheses, ortheses, substitute and corrective aids and supports for the locomotor system (both functional and aesthetic, mechanical or using external or mixed body and external energy), working with measurements and models directly with the patient. As part of their responsibilities, graduates in orthopaedic techniques will train the disabled in the use of fitted prosthesis and orthesis; in collaboration with the doctors, they will provide technical assistance for the supply, replacement and repair of the fitted prosthesis and orthesis; they will collaborate with other professional figures in multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes; they are responsible for the organisation, planning and quality of their professional activities; they will work in public or private facilities as employees or on a freelance basis. This programme is available in Italian.

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Over the years, the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world, has paved the way for innovation thanks to an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research, a convincing third mission strategy and a growing international perspective.

Since its foundation in 1088, the University of Bologna has been student-centred, and, thanks to its five campuses (in Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini) and its Buenos Aires branch, it offers its student a varied course catalogue that is tailored to the needs of present-day society: over 200 degree programmes within its 32 departments and 5 schools. 

Its community of more than 85,000 students makes the Alma Mater one of Italy’s largest universities, ranking first in Italy in terms of number of its students in exchange programmes abroad and within the top 5 universities in Europe in terms of number of exchange students. Moreover, the University of Bologna is among the top 5 Italian universities in major international rankings (QS, Shanghai, Times Higher Education, GreenMetric).

The University of Bologna is deeply committed to sustainable development and actively contributes to the achievement of the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. As a comprehensive research university, the Alma Mater invests in multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach to research and teaching, which are considered as inseparable parts of the same unit. In the European landscape of research and academic cooperation, the University of Bologna is surely among the most active institutions. Indeed it has shaped and maintains alliances with industries as well as public/private organizations and also represents a crucial hub for international networks with its lively relations with America, Africa, Asia and Australia, that add up to its great networks in Europe.

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