Bsc Prosthetics & Orthotics

The course which runs under the faculty of Rehabilitation is a 4 year programme (for direct entrants) and 3 years for entrants under the equivalent qualifications.

Graduates of the course are expected to have professional competence in clinical practice in Prosthetics and Orthotics Science by offering a broad range of subjects that include Physical and Clinical assessment and examination of patients with neuro-muscular-skeletal deficiencies. This also includes prescription and design of component, fabrication ,delivery and follow up of orthopaedic appliances.

Main Objectives

The broad objectives of the B.Sc. Degree course in Prosthetics and Orthotics are among others:

  • To producem Prosthetists/Orthotists who are equipped with practical skills and knowledge suited to the needs of the physically disabled population within and outside Tanzania.
  • To produce Prosthetists/Orthotists who have the knowledge, skills and attitude of facing the challenges in the rapid advancement of science and technology and adapting it to suit the respective environmental, social, cultural and economic conditions.
  • To produce Prosthetists/Orthotists who are equipped with the practical skills and knowledge required in developing designs and fabrication procedures of Orthopaedic appliances suitable for different types of disabilities.
  • To Produce Prosthetists/Orthotists who are able to carry out research on the available resources with the aim of improving the quality, service delivery and Community Based Rehabilitation.
  • To produce Prosthetists/Orthotists who are motivated and capable of carrying out training and education activities in technical Orthopaedics.
  • To produce individuals who are able to show understanding of the professional ethics and be able to appreciate the individual social, cultural, psychological and economic factors which may influence the process of rehabilitation.
  • To produce Prosthetist/Orthotist who are capable of managing, coordinating and supervising the activities of the technical staff, i.e. Orthopaedic Technologists, Orthopaedic Technicians, Bench Workers and other auxiliary Technicians.

Entry Qualifications

All courses are taught in English. Therefore it is imperative that students are proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. It is upon the candidate to satisfy oneself that he/she meets this important requirement and provides evidence thereof (e.g. TOEFL iBTTM score of 65 and above or equivalent) registering for any course at this college

Direct Entry

  • Ordinary Level Secondary Education Certificate with three credits or five passes in biology, chemistry.
  • Advanced level Secondary School Education certificate with at least two principals and a subsidiary and a minimum point aggregate of 4.5 in biology, chemistry and physics/mathematics.

Equivalent Entry

  • Ordinary Level Secondary Education Certificate with three credit passes in biology, chemistry and physics/ mathematics.
  • Advanced level Secondary School Education certificate with at least two principals in biology, chemistry and physics/mathematics.
  • A Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology Certificate from an approved and recognized institution by TCU or NACTE with an overall average of grade B pass or above in mathematics, mechanics, biomechanics, pathology, prosthetics and orthotics during the period of diploma study