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Title :Japanese undergraduate students’ perceptions of prosthetics and orthotics education
Authors :Aduayom-Ahego, Akouetevi
Ehara, Yoshihiro
Publisher :Niigata Society of Health and Welfare
Issue Date :2018
Journal Title :Niigata journal of health and welfare
Volume :18
Issue :1
Start Page :46
End Page :54
ISSN :1346-8782
Abstract :Only a few universities and colleges offer prosthetics and orthotics education worldwide. As of 2017, World Health Organization and the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics have established the standard of the prosthetics and orthotics profession. Investigating the status of the prosthetics and orthotics education in one of the high-income countries in the world will highlight an insight of the profession. This study reports on the current status of prosthetics and orthotics education on the undergraduate level in Japan. A survey was conducted among the universities and colleges offering prosthetics and orthotics programs in Japan. A total of 136 students with mean age of 21 years from 6 schools responded to the survey. Of the total number of the respondents 50 (37%) were freshmen, 41 (30%) sophomores, 23 (17%) juniors and 22 (16%) seniors. The results highlighted some difficulties mainly related to biomechanics course, upper and lower limbs prosthetic manufacturing. Understanding an update of the prosthetics and orthotics education programs in the developed countries enables some clues for strategic planning to develop teaching methods that improve the professional skills of the students.
Keywords :prosthetics and orthotics
Type Local :Journal Article
Language :eng
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/10623/77328
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