Prosthetics & Orthotics
Whether you're a new student starting your first assignment, further on in your studies, or starting a research project, this page will help you find and use the best information for your subject. You will also find resources to help develop your academic, study and digital skills.
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Key resources for Prosthetics & Orthotics students
Books and journals
The first place you should look is your reading list – you will find a link to this in your Blackboard modules. It lists all the core texts for your subject as recommended by your lecturers. all our other books and journals can be found in Library Search.
These give you focused access to key journal articles and research:
- British Standards Online: Full text British Standards and corresponding European (EN) and International (ISO) standards.
- CINAHL: offers a systemised approach to searching for articles and research in the areas of health, nursing and midwifery
- Cochrane Library: a collection of resources that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence, including a wide range of systematic reviews
- Highwire Press: offers full text peer reviewed work covering biomedical, physical sciences.
- Medline [EBSCO]: Provides access to medical and life science articles and other research
- OVID Online: access to a range of information relating to health and medicine
- ScienceDirect: provides access to up to date health and medical developments to stimulate research and improve patient care.
These sites may have some journals but also other key research:
British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO): UK professional body
TRIP: searches a variety of sources including evidence-based synopses, systematic reviews and medical images
Anatomy and physiology
- Acland's video atlas of human anatomy (5 volume set)
- Visible Body: access to a visual collection of anatomy, psyhiology and pathology 3D visial reference materials
These resources can help you gain further skills to assist in your future career:
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Browse your reading list
Your tutors select books, articles, videos and other resources for your reading lists and the Library buys them so you don't have to.
Find the lists for your modules in Blackboard, or in Library Search.
APA 6th (Harvard) style is the main referencing style in use at the University. We've compiled an easy to follow list of guidebooks and examples to help you get to grips with complexities of referencing.
Newspapers are a valuable source of information. They provide insight into what interests and concerns people both now and in the past.
The Library provides some excellent newspaper sources that allow you to search simply and easily across many newspapers at once.
Dissertations and Theses
During the course of your studies, you may find that you need to search for dissertations or theses.
You can use Library Search to help you find them and there are a number of different ways to search, depending on what you want to find.
Book a one to one
If you’ve tried our eLearning and classroom sessions and need more help, you can request a one to one appointment for information finding, academic and writing or digital skills. Select your chosen time slot and book on through Advantage.
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