October 25, 2018 NURE, Ukrainian Research Institute for Prosthetics and the Human Study e.V. an agreement was reached on cooperation in the training of specialists in prosthetics and orthotics according to international standards.
In order to implement the project “Creating Prosthetic and Orthopedic Education in Ukraine”, founded by the NATO Support and Supply Agency, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, and the School of Rehabilitation Sciences (Human Study eV, HS), NURE, Ukrainian Research Institute for Prosthetics and HS agreed on joint actions to train teachers / coaches for prosthetics and orthotics according to international standards ISPO Categories AI based on specializations and (educational program) “Orthopedic Technologies and Engineering” in the specialty 163 Biomedical Engineering II (Master) level of education. On condition of successful mastering of a professional program on prosthetics and orthotics and successful final control of a student, ISPO experts assign international qualifications – Category II – ISPO Prosthetist / Orthotician and issue a certificate.
The educational and professional program includes four modules:
Module 1 – Prosthetics of the Lower extremities
Module 2 – Orthotics of the Lower extremities
Module 3 – Prosthetics of the Upper extremities
Module 4 – Orthotics of the Upper extremities and Orthotics of the spine.
Students will be trained on the basis of NURE and Ukrainian Research Institute for Prosthetics.
1 School of Rehabilitation Sciences (Human Study eV) – a non-profit association accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) – an educational institution specializing in the organization of blended distance learning in the field of prosthetics and orthosis.
2 Ukrainian Research Institute of Prosthetics, Prosthetic Design and Restoration of Working Abilities.