NIC is currently the only college in Malaysia that offers this program. Similarly, University Malaya is the only university in Malaysia that offers Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Prosthetics and Orthotics).
This program prepares students for an exciting career in the rehabilitation service sector. Students will be introduced to a new area of rehabilitation i.e. recovery therapy for those with lost limbs. Students with compassion, dedication to help others, creative and has aptitude for maths and science, are invited to apply because they have the necessary qualities to succeed in this area.
Diabetes is the most common cause for amputation in Malaysia. As announced by the ministry of Health in 2015, about 3.5 million or 17.5% of Malaysians aged 18 years and above have diabetes. The statistics show continuous increase over the years. Hence, the country will need more prosthetists and orthotists to take care of the increasing number of amputee patients in the future.
Shocking fact : Based on the National Morbidity Study announced last year, Malaysia is already among the countries with high number of diabetic sufferers in South East Asia in 2015.
This is a 21/2 year program covering the following major topics:
- Anatomy (Upper Extremity)
- Anatomy (Lower Extremity)
- Electronics and Bio-Electricity
- Amputation Surgery
- Prosthetics (Upper Extremity)
- Prosthetics (Lower Extremity)
- Orthotics (Upper Extremity)
- Orthotics (Lower Extremity)