Explore Prosthetics and Orthotics at Salford

Prosthetics and orthotics student working in the lab

Prosthetists and orthotists deal with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the whole of the body. Prosthetists provide artificial limbs (prostheses) to people who have all or part of a natural limb missing. Orthotists provide supportive braces and splints (orthoses) to people with various conditions of the limbs or spine. Prosthetists and orthotists work with people of all ages and with different requirements. If you want to make a real difference to people’s lives then a career is prosthetics and/or orthotics could be for you.


Explore our Prosthetics and Orthotics courses
BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics

Why should you study Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Salford?


You will spend time in clinical placements where you will get the chance to see real patients wearing their prostheses and orthoses


You will benefit from our strong links with the NHS in Greater Manchester as well as a number of private specialist companies


As a student, you can become an associate member of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO). On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council.


You may also become a student member of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and become involved in professional issues on a global scale.

Our facilities

As this is a highly specialised profession, we aim to provide you with the latest tools and facilities that will enhance your personal development.

Students of prosthetics and orthotics are taught hands-on clinical practice while dealing with patients in our custom-designed clinic rooms.

Further practice is undertaken in our workshops which boast a well-equipped machine room with CAD/CAM facilities and the plaster room where impressions of patients' anatomy can be modified for the subsequent manufacture of custom-made prostheses or orthoses.

Whilst on this course, you also have the opportunity to conduct motion analysis in one of three movement laboratories.

Get in touch

Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through email enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.