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. (Alberta-based occupational information)
An Ocularist is a thoroughly trained professional 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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National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (U.S)
American Board for Certification for orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professions (U.S)
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Date modified: August 16 2019