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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

The Bachelor's degree in Orthobionics is intended for university entrance qualification holders or young people with a higher education entrance qualification. If you are interested in a study programme in the areas of medicine and medical technology and enjoy manual work, you are a candidate for a degree in Orthobionics. Due to the practical work that is carried out directly on patients as early as the first semester and the in-depth medical and natural science training, this study programme also represents an interesting alternative for university entrance qualification holders that are seeking classical medical studies.

If you are an orthopaedic technician with professional experience, this Bachelor's degree offers you an opportunity to obtain an academic qualification, thereby opening up new career goals.

Your Benefits

  • Unique study programme Europe-wide
  • Extensive manual skills
  • Modern orthopaedic workshop, including a gait analysis laboratory
  • Test-patients for mastering modern patient care
  • Small learning groups, intensive supervision
  • Excellent career chances in the Healthcare Technology sector
  • Support from the industry: OttoBock HealthCare GmbH, Streifeneder KG, Össur Deutschland GmbH, Bauerfeind AG, Freedom Innovations, Wilhelm Julius Teufel GmbH

Practically Relevant Study Programme for University Entrance Qualification Holders and Orthopaedic Technicians

The full-time study programme in Orthobionics, leading to a Bachelor of Science, is designed to last 8 semesters and is worth 240 ECTS. You will mainly study in the PFH's ZHT Centre for Healthcare Technology, which is based in the building of the Göttingen University Clinic. Some other courses will take place at PFH's Göttingen campus. The study programme is certified and state-recognised.



Help to Create More Quality of Life

Both artisanal know-how and well-founded scientific knowledge are indispensable to an ability to restore patients' life quality in the best possible manner using medical devices like prostheses and orthoses (support devices). These are necessary to be able to make decisions about components, materials and configurations for the respective clinical picture. The occupational profile of the orthobionic practitioner is therefore characterised by orthopaedic as well as medical, engineering science and biomechanical components, which also enable him to participate in interdisciplinary care teams. In addition to the high practical orientation, there is a well-founded theoretical component for developing students' analytical skills for working with patients and imparting the scientific foundations for continuing learning and research projects.

Career Prospects in the
Medical Technology Industry

Successfully completed studies open up professional fields of employment related to fitting patients with orthopaedic assistive devices, participation in research and development as well as product and project management. In business administration terms, the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) will also enable graduates to hold a lower to mid-tier management position in the orthopaedic technology industry.