The aim of the Orthopedic Technology study programme, upon graduation from which the Professional Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences is awarded, is to provide higher college education in the field of medical technology which meets the European standards and competencies that are necessary for further professional career as an orthopaedic technologist. The study program gives students the opportunity to get acquainted with the current possibilities of the orthopedic technologies sector in Lithuania and abroad; the patterns and prospects of change.
State code: 6531GX009
Field of studies: Medical Technology
Area of studies: Health Sciences
Mode of Studies: full-time studies
Lenght of Programme: 3 academic years (180 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Professional bachelor of health sciences
Access to professional activity or further study
The acquired Professional Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences allows a graduate to work in rehabilitation centres, hospitals and other health care institutions in cooperation with different health care professionals.
Access to further study: Graduates of first cycle higher education programme will be able to study further in second cycle catering, health sciences study fields programmes.
Studies and practice
Study subjects (modules), practical training.
Study modules: Introduction to professional studies; Holistic knowledge on human; Needs and opportunities of orthopedic products; Basics of orthopedic product design; Production technologies of orthopedic products; Management of production operations; Process management and control of orthopedic products; Rehabilitation and social integration; Activities of business entity; Specialty of Prosthesis/Orthosis; Sharing of professional practice.
Module elements (study subjects): Basics of philosophy; Sociology; Basics of psychology; Information technologies; Introduction to studies; Anatomy-physiology; Mathematics; Health law; Professional ethics; Polymer chemistry; Materials of orthopedic products; Production equipment; Orthopedics technology; Urgent medical aid; Human safety; Theoretic mechanics; Research methodology; Basics of business and management; Course paper; Biomechanics; Rehabilitation; Special drawing and designing of orthopedic products; Pathology; Final thesis.
Elective module elements (study subjects): Biomechanics of prosthesis; Biomechanics of orthosis; Pathology of prosthesis; Pathology of orthosis; Prosthesis technology; Orthosis technology; Culture of language.
Professional practice: Practice of equipment and materials; Practice of orthopedic technology; Practice of prosthesis; Practice of orthosis; Practice of service management; Customer service practice.
Exchange studies: Possibility to take part in Erasmus+ exchange programme for studies and internships and get monthly scholarships of 300 – 700 Eur.
St. Ignatius of Loyola University of Applied Sciences conditions for admission
Minimal education of the applicant: Secondary
- 1st – 3rd prize at international and national Olympiad competitions*
- Professional experience. Diploma with honors of the same education field in vocational training programme or one year‘s work experience according to the qualification acquired (1 point)*
- Certificate of completion of basic military training or permanent compulsory initial military service (0,5 point)*
- Assessment of middle school final paper work (9 or more scores) (0,25 point)*
- Certificate of completion of volunteering in long-term national or international youth programmes (3 months or more) (0,25 point)*
* The student adds additional data by himself by completing the application in the LAMA BPO system.