Prosthetist, Orthotist & Ocularist (3219)

Prosthetists and Orthotists assess patient needs and physical abilities; design, fabricate, fit, evaluate and repair prosthetic devices (artificial limbs) and orthotic devices (braces and supports) or supervise these activities; and provide related advice. (alis)

Ocularists are trained professionals skilled in the art of fitting, painting and fabricating custom ocular prostheses. In addition to creating custom ocular prostheses, and providing long-term care through periodic examinations, an ocularist provides the patient with complete instructions on the care and maintenance of their prosthesis. (American Society of Ocularists)

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Prosthetists and Orthotists
The University of Manitoba does not offer training in Prosthetics or Orthotics, but does offer pre-requisite courses and educational pathways for students applying to post-graduate programs at other schools. Please view the links below for program information. (Note: When considering training outside of U of M, it is recommended that that you review admission requirements and consult with the admissions office for those programs of interest.)

The University of Manitoba does not offer the training required to become a certified Ocularist. Students interested in studying to become an Ocularist are required to complete an apprenticeship under the supervision of a certified Ocularist and should review certification requirements through the American Society of Ocularists and National Examining Board of Ocularists. A directory of Certified Ocularists can be found at in the Canadian Society of Ocularists.

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Date modified: January 3, 2020