Prosthetics and Orthotics

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Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMBE016-05
Vaknaam Prosthetics and Orthotics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Prosthetics and Orthotics
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) evaluate the functioning and effect of different prostheses and orthoses
2) analyse the advantages and disadvantages concerning different types of prostheses and ortheses
3) relate the functioning of prostheses and orthoses to e.g. motor control, myocontrol, and model fit
4) Integrate knowledge on anatomy, physiology, evolution, and biomechanics of normal and disturbed walking and gait into prosthesis and orthosis (model) development, production and application
5) integrate the functions, demands and wishes for a new prosthesis or orthosis into an innovative solution
Omschrijving In this course, students learn about different types of neuromuscular impairments of the upper and lower extremities and the state of-the-art technology in prosthetics and orthotics and other mobility assistive devices that are developed to cope with these impairments. Students learn about normal and pathological function of joints and muscles and normal and pathological mobility,
understand the working mechanisms of prosthetics, orthotics, and wheelchairs, and knows about the barriers for optimal use/function.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(The lectures are mandatory. Max. 2 lectures may be missed without consequences (see Remarks for details))
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(Final grade: Report (50%), Presentation (30%), Practical (20%). All assessment parts (report, presentation, and group performance) must be completed with at least a 5.5..)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. ir. C.C. Roossien, MSc.
Docent(en) dr. J.M. Hijmans ,prof. J.H.P. Houdijk ,dr. ir. C.C. Roossien, MSc. ,prof. dr. ir. G.J. Verkerke
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Designing of Biomedical Products 5 2022 G.J. Verkerke and E.B. van der Houwen
All presentations are located on Nestor. Reader material is also located on
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology and biomechanics.
Opmerkingen Guest lecturers: C.K. van der Sluis, R. Bongers, E. Wilhelm, R. Fluit

Please note:
- Mandatory: The lectures are mandatory. Max. 2 lectures may be missed without consequences if the student has which is on time communicated with the course coordinator. Failing to do so will result in an additional assignment.
- Due to Corona/Covid regulations the above mentioned Teaching method and/or Assessment could be subject to change.

Study load:
Lecture: 30 hours
Assignment: 90 hours
Self-study: 32 hours
Total: 140 hours (= 5 ECTS)
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Biomedical Engineering: Medical Device Design 1 semester I b verplicht
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Engineering: Biomedical-Industrial-Mechanical - semester I b