Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The study programme in Medical Orthobionics leading to a Master of Science degree is intended for graduates that have completed their medical studies and wish to gain an additional qualification as part of their specialist training as a trauma/orthopaedic surgeon or following this specialisation. You will approach the topic area in the study programme via three subject areas: orthopaedic technology including biomechanics as the scientific anchor, business sciences and engineering sciences.
- Study programme unique in the whole of Europe
- Specialisation at the interface between technical orthopaedics, patient care and management
- Intensive supervision, small learning groups
- Possible to study in parallel with employment
- Qualification after 18 months
Specialisation for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeons
The professional development Master's degree in "Medical Orthobionics" lasts 2 semesters and is worth 60 ECTS (1 ECTS point = 25 h). You will mainly study in the PFH's ZHT Zentrum für Healthcare Technology. This research and study centre with its seminar rooms and fully equipped workshop for orthopaedic technology is directly located in the building of the Göttingen University Clinic, thereby ensuring direct access in terms of patient fittings and an excellent connection to the medical faculty. Some other courses take place at PFH's Göttingen campus. The study programme is certified and state-recognised.
Interdisciplinary Knowledge for the Best Possible Patient Care
The orthobionic subjects assume a broadened understanding of biomechanics. In addition, specialisations in the pathologies of the lower and upper extremities are provided and amputation techniques analysed. In the second semester, there is a critical focus on orthotic and prosthetic fitting including the integral component of patient management and ethical frameworks.
The engineering science subjects provide insights into the materials used and the planning, manufacture, quality assurance and adaptation of orthotic and prosthetic devices. This enables graduates to evaluate the necessary supportive measures for people with handicaps and to find the best solution on an individual basis.
The business science subjects enable graduates to analyse basic business administration issues and to find opportunities for action. The courses on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management are designed to provide graduates with support en route to setting up on their own or administering their own practice.