Master of Science Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics (International Program)

 

 

 

 

1. Overview

Institutional Overview

The Master of Science Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics is an interdisciplinary graduate program housed within the Siriraj Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University. The Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics provides Master’s and Doctoral programs, as well as undergraduate prosthetics and orthotics degree programs.

 

About MU Prosthetics and Orthotics 

The Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics has a long standing tradition of excellence in the development of prosthetist orthotists in the region for over 15 years. The success of our programs are a reflection of our stellar faculty and a commitment to producing the next generation of leaders.

 

About the Siriraj Hospital, Faculty of Medicine campus 

The Siriraj Hospital, Faculty of Medicine campus is the largest medical campus in the region, and is an  interdisciplinary community fostering collaboration between students, faculty and clinical staff. The university is focused on solutions which have local and international impact.

 

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Why the Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics?

  • Superb clinical and research facilities for training future clinicians 
  • One-on-one mentorship from internationally recognized research faculty 
  • Fully funded scholarship opportunities 
  • Blended distance learning options 
  • Exemplary record of student success and research grant support 
  • Integrative approach to problem solving across disciplines 
  • 6:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio (MSPO) and 2:1 (Ph.D.) ?????

 

Why get a MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Mahidol University? 

  • Be a contributing member to the scientific community 
  • Launch your research and evidence based practice career 
  • P&O faculties are requiring faculty to have graduate level degrees such as MSPO
  • Opportunities for leisure time in the Thailand’s numerous sights and attractions

 

 

 

2. Program Goals

Objectives of the Program

At the completion of the program, the graduates will qualify Graduate Program Criteria as follows:

  • To demonstrate moral and ethical behavior and integrity within an acceptable code of conduct.
  • To understand and possess knowledge of theories, fundamental principles and concepts in Prosthetics and Orthotics for knowledge development or creation.
  • To systematically solve complex Prosthetic and Orthotic problems and to determine best practices of treatment procedures.
  • To have a good working relationship with colleagues and to creatively work in teams as leader or member of the group.
  • To apply statistic, mathematic and information technology to analyze data and communicate effectively and appropriately by presenting both formal and informal reports through scientific publications and theses.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Demonstrate moral and ethical behavior as well as to possess discipline,punctual and accountable for both personal and public objectives.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of current and emerging knowledge and research in Prosthetics and Orthotics.
  • Evaluate, apply and analyze user-centered clinical interventions from an evidence-based practice model.
  • Demonstrate a good relationship with colleagues and personify characteristics of a leader in the field.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply statistic, mathematic and information technology to analyze data and utilize appropriate media and methods to communicate academic works in an effective communicable manner.

Career Opportunities of the Graduates 

  • Specialist in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Researchers/academic staff at research institutes, government sectors and industrial organizations

 

 

 

 

3. Outcome of graduates

  • Mr.Hoan Ngoc Le : The winner of ISPO photo contest 2018

 

  • Ms. Sharmila Suntharalingam : The Consolation prize of the M.Sc. Student in Biomedical Science group Graduate Research Forum 2019

 

  • Mr. Yusuke Miyata :  The 2nd Prize of the M.Sc. Student in Clinical & Social Science Research Graduate Research Forum 2020

  • Mr. Tullathorn Tulatharn : The 3rd Prize of the M.Sc. Student in Biomedical Science group Graduate Research Forum 2020

 

 

 

 

4. Introducing our courses

Curriculum Structure

Plan A2
(Coursework and Thesis)
Plan B
Course Work and Thematics Papers
1) Required courses
15
15
credits
2) Elective courses not less than
9
15
credits
3) Thesis
12
credits
4) Thematic Papers
6
credits
Total not less than
36
36
credits

The Difference Between Plan A2 and Plan B

Courses

Required Courses

Course Code
Course Name
Credits
Course Description
SIID 503 Research Methodology in Biomedicine
2
Various types of research; applications of scientific process in the research design in biomedical sciences; a formulation of research questions and hypotheses; techniques of data collection and information sources in biomedical sciences; a critical appraisal of scientific research articles; research ethics; the animal use for research; the proposal development in biomedical science research
SIPO 541 Seminar in Prosthetics and Orthotics I
1
Literature search in prosthetics and orthotics; an analysis and critical appraisal of prosthetics and orthotics research articles; an evaluation of prosthetics and orthotics research; strength and limitation of the applications of the research findings
SIPO 542 Seminar in Prosthetics and Orthotics II
1
Research in Prosthetics and orthotics seminars; technologies in prosthetics and orthotics; prosthetic and orthotic development; presentation of prosthetic and orthotic research; Strength and limitation of applications of the research findings
SIPO 543 Medical Science for Prosthetics and Orthotics
2
An integration of medical sciences and prosthetics and orthotics; in-depth analysis of the prosthetist and orthotist roles in medical multidisciplinary team in management of common pathologies including modern clinical practice setting
SIPO 544 Advanced Biomechanics and Outcome Measurement
3
An application of advanced biomechanics of prosthetic and orthotic; an analysis of human movement; biomechanical analysis of prosthetic and orthotic experiment technique for the acceleration analysis and force plate; the principle of the 3-D motion analysis, the appropriate system of data analysis and report; an application of various tools used to assess diverse aspects of health including physical ability, quality of life and pain; a selection of appropriate assessment procedures used to measure both baseline status and any change in the status due to healthcare interventions or the natural progression of a condition
SIPO 545 Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics
2
An application of advanced biomechanics and kinesiology of prosthetics and orthotics, material science and mechanical science; advanced components for prosthetics and orthotics, electronic prosthetics and orthotics which have been controlled by the biosignal and computerized system; Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM); mechanical structure and functions of prosthetic and orthotic components; the treatment plan and care management for people with physical disability and older people; practice in fabrication and fitting
SIPO 546 Projects in Prosthetics and Orthotics
3
The development of project proposals to answer defined clinical questions; a critical analysis of literature; an implementation of research pilot projects; reporting project findings to form conclusions to the clinical questions; formal presentations of project
SIPO 547 Knowledge Translation in Prosthetics and Orthotics
1
Definitions and characteristics of the knowledge translation, basic theories, frameworks, and models in the knowledge translation; the relationship between the knowledge translation and the evidence-based practice; the research design and intervention used in the knowledge translation; an application of knowledge translation in prosthetics and orthotics

Elective Courses

Course Code
Course Name
Credits
Course Description
SIID 502 Orthotic and Prosthetic Technologies
3
Principle and process of advanced material science and mechanical science; prosthetic and orthotic technology, carbon fiber manufacturing, silicon house, advanced prosthetic and orthotic components, Computer Aided Design (CAD) , Computer Aided
Manufacturing (CAM) , and 3D printing technology; mechanical structure and functions of prosthetic and orthotic components; the administration and management in prosthetics and
orthotics factories
SIPO 503 Health Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics
2
Public health; healthy behavior changes; health promotion; interpersonal environmental and societal aspects implications on prosthetics and orthotics; psychosocial perspectives; professional ethics; policy and advocacy
SIPO 506 Clinical Gait Analysis
3
Functioning analysis, properties and biomechanics of muscles, tendons, bones and joints; center of mass and balance; human movement and control; ground reaction force and methodology for the human movement; the clinical analysis 3-D using the motion analysis and related tools and equipment
SIPO 507 Physiology of Exercise
3
Effects of exercise, human functions; physiological reactions to physical exercise, varying levels of intensity, length and occurrence; functional capabilities of individual, a review of human movement science; practice of laboratory experiences
SIPO 509 Evidence-Based Practice in Prosthetics and Orthotics
3
Definitions and characteristics of evidence-based practices; basic principles of evidence-based practices; processes for evidence-based practices, definitions, characteristics, and sources of evidence; an evaluation and development of evidences in evidence-based practices; an integration of evidence to inform decision-making, communication and application of evidence-based practices into prosthetic and orthotic practices
SIPO 523 Advanced Spinal Orthotics
2
An application of advanced biomechanics and kinesiology of spine, material science, and mechanical science; advanced components for spinal orthotics; Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), the computerized system for treatments and monitoring, the experimental analysis, the pressure distribution inside spinal orthoses; the medical imaging analysis before and after using spinal orthoses; the treatment plan and care management for people with the associated pathologies, practices in fabrication and fitting
SIPO 524 Seating and Other Orthotic Devices
2
An application of advanced biomechanics, kinesiology of spine and trunk, material science, mechanical science, advanced components for seating and other orthoses; Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), the experimental analysis, the pressure distribution inside the device, the medical imaging analysis, before and after use of the device; the gait and motion analysis; the treatment plan and care management for people with associated pathologies; practising in fabrication and fitting
SIPO 537 Medical Footwears
2
Anatomy and the structure of medical footwears; materials, tools and equipment; characteristics and directions of the use related to the variation of the medical orthopedic footwears for ankles and foot problems or pathologies; variation of shoe, shoe construction design and its advantage, shoe making skills, sewing, fabrication techniques and shoe fitting technique by apply knowledge from research paper and textbook
SIPO 536 Pedorthic Management for Foot Problems
2
The management of the foot problems in clinical practices; in-depth explorations on treatment principles; problems in clinical practices; appropriate orthotic prescriptions; treatment process associated with the pedorthic management; evidence-based practices of treatments for various foot problems in current clinical practices
SIPO 558 Clinical Practice in Prosthetics and Orthotics
3
Clinical prosthetic and orthotic practices of advanced prosthetic and orthotic principles, to assigned patients under the supervision emphasizing on the patient assessment, prescription recommendation, fabrication techniques, fitting and adjustment; professional ethics, patient’s right and good human relations
SIPO 559 Assistive Technology for Physical Disabilities
3
An assessment and prescription of appropriate assistive technology for people with physical disability and elderly persons; description and analysis of gait using related assistive technologies; appropriate training of users to use assistive technology
SIPO 553 Technical Writing and Visualization for Prosthetics and Orthotics
2
Critical appraisal of scientific literature; an evaluation of research rationale, methodologies, data analysis, presentations of results and research implications to evidence based practices, the strength and weakness assessment; critical reviews of the past and current prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation science and related research
SIPO 554 Critical Appraisal of Research Literature
2
Critical appraisal of scientific literature; an evaluation of research rationale, methodologies, data analysis, presentations of results and research implications to evidence based practices, the strength and weakness assessment; critical reviews of the past and current prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation science and related research
SIPO 555 Applied Fitting Techniques in Prosthetics and Orthotics
3
Affordability and adjustability of immediate fitting in prosthetics and orthotics; global practices in applied Fitting techniques; identification, practices and appropriate prosthetic and orthotic fitting in various situations; cultural difference, multiple limb amputations, gender or different generations
SIPO 556 Theory and Application of International Classification of Functioning
1
Disability, and Health in Prosthetics and Orthotics An introduction to International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) ; concepts of functioning, disability, and health; theory, models and principles of ICF; components of ICF, the use of ICF; applications of ICF in prosthetics and orthotics
SIPO 557 Organization Management in Prosthetics and Orthotics
3
Basic principles of organization management; organization structure, human resource management, organization symbols, financial and managerial accounting, unit cost calculation; application of knowledge for organization management of prosthetics and orthotics in public and private sectors
SIPO 697 Thematic Paper
6
An identification of research interest and research questions; preparations and presentations of research proposals; research conduct with concern of research ethics; data collections, data analyzes, interpretations of the results; thematic paper writing; presentations and publications of research in standardized journals or conferences proceedings; the research ethics
SIPO 598 Thesis
12
An identification of research interest and research questions; preparations and presentations of research proposals; research conduct with concern of research ethics; data collections, data analyzes, interpretations and discussions of the results, thesis writing, presentations and publications of research in standardized journals or conferences proceedings, the research ethics

Master program course catalog

 

 

 

5. Fees and funding

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees
For Plan A2 (Thesis and Coursew)

No
Program Fee
1st Year
2nd Year
1st Semester
(Baht)
2st Semester
(Baht)
1st Semester
(Baht)
2st Semester
(Baht)
1 Education Service Fee
7,200
5,800
7,200
5,800
2
Health Insurance
3,500
0
3,500
0
3
Graduate Tuition Fee
(9,000 Baht per credit)
9,000 ×13
= 117,000
9,000 ×11
= 99,000
0
0
4
Thesis Registration Fee
0
9,000
9,000
0
5
Research Supplies Fee
0
75,000
75,000
0
Total
127,700
188,800
94,700
5,800
Total Estimated Fee (Thai Baht)
417,000 (Thai Baht)
Total Estimated Fee (USD)
13,309.13 (USD)

*For international students only

 

Additional Fees for International Students (Estimation)

No
Item
Estimated Fee
1 Living Allowance 12,000-15,000 Baht/Month (400-500 USD/Month)
2 Accommodation Fee
**Depending on the rental fee and monthly utility usage
6,000-12,000 Baht/Month (200-400 USD/Month)
3 Visa Extension Fee 1,900 Baht/time (64 USD/ time)
4 Re-entry Permit Visa Fee (Optional):
– Single-Entry Permit
– Multiple-Entry Permit
1,900 Baht/time (64 USD/time)>
3,800 Baht/year (127 USD/year)

**1 USD = 30 Baht

Tuition and Fees
For Plan B (Thematic Paper)

No
Program Fee
1st Year
2nd Year
1st Semester
(Baht)
2st Semester
(Baht)
1st Semester
(Baht)
2st Semester
(Baht)
1 Education Service Fee
7,200
5,800
7,200
5,800
2
Health Insurance
3,500
0
3,500
0
3
Graduate Tuition Fee
(9,000 Baht per credit)
9,000 ×13
= 117,000
9,000 ×11
= 99,000
9,000 ×6
= 54,000
0
4
Thesis Registration Fee
0
0
9,000
0
5
Research Supplies Fee
0
0
75,000
75,000
6
Comprehensive Examination Fee
0
0
1,500
0
Total
127,700
104,800
150,200
80,800
Total Estimated Fee (Thai Baht)
463,500 (Thai Baht)
Total Estimated Fee (USD)
14,784.69 (USD)

*For international students only

 

Additional Fees for International Students (Estimation)

No
Item
Estimated Fee
1 Living Allowance 12,000-15,000 Baht/Month (400-500 USD/Month)
2 Accommodation Fee
**Depending on the rental fee and monthly utility usage
6,000-12,000 Baht/Month (200-400 USD/Month)
3 Visa Extension Fee 1,900 Baht/time (64 USD/ time)
4 Re-entry Permit Visa Fee (Optional):
– Single-Entry Permit
– Multiple-Entry Permit
1,900 Baht/time (64 USD/time)>
3,800 Baht/year (127 USD/year)

**1 USD = 30 Baht

MSPO Estimated Program Fee

 

Scholarships

     1) Mahidol Postgraduate Scholarships for Graduate International

The Mahidol Postgraduate Scholarships has been initiated to offer international students for scholarships which cover tuition fees and other expenses while studying in the graduate programs of Mahidol University.

Requirement to apply for scholarship

  • Obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of at least 3.25 out of 4.00
  • Must not receive a scholarship or sponsored from any other scholarship provider/Government/Statutory Bodies or any other organization
  • A minimum English proficiency requirement of either IELTS 6.5, TOEFL – iBT 93 or MU Grad test with Speaking – 95 (The English proficiency score validity is counted within 2 years at the date of application submission)
  • Having a publication as a research article in a journal indexed in the database accepted by Mahidol University is an added advantage
  • Must not exceed 40 years of age at the time of application
  • Must submit an essay stating why the applicant is entitled to receive the scholarship (not more than 1,000 words)
  • Exemption from above criteria may be considered on case by case by the scholarship committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University.

For more information

 

      2) The Siriraj Graduate Students Scholarship

Eligible students are able to apply for Siriraj Graduate Scholarship. The application scholarship will be opened after the start of semester 1 and registration for the course of semester 1. Therefore, the candidates are expected to advance the tuition fee and bring the receipt for reimbursement from the scholarship provider.

Requirement to apply for scholarship

  • Students must register to be Siriraj’s student at Graduate Division, and students should have cGPA at least 3.00 (Overall 4.00) for Master Degree and Doctoral Degree.
  • Students must meet the English Competence Standard of Graduate Students, Mahidol University defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University.

For more information

 

 

 

6. Admission Requirements

Qualifications of Prospective Students

  • Plan A (Course Work and Thesis)
  1. Holding a bachelors degree in science (all related areas) that include courses in Physiology, Anatomy and Pathology from academic institutes accredited by the Office of the Higher Education Commission;
  2. Having cumulative GPA not less than 2.50;
  3. Having an English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of the Faculty of Graduate Studies;
  4. Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

  • Plan B (Course Work and Thematics Papers)
  1. Holding a Bachelors degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics form academic institutes accredited by the Office of the Higher Education Commission;
  2. Having cumulative GPA not less than 2.50;
  3. Having an English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of the Faculty of Graduate Studies;
  4. Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Note: English Proficiency Criteria

for more information >> https://graduate.mahidol.ac.th/inter/prospective-students/?topic=english-proficiency

 

 

 

7. How to Apply

How to Apply

Students interested in applying for enrollment in the MSPO program must apply to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Visit the https://graduate.mahidol.ac.th/inter/prospective-students/  

and follow the application instructions to apply online. Applications for September should be submitted by April 30th of each year. The admission process involves the following steps:

 

Step 1: Complete the admission of the program. 

International applicant: http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/Admission/online/admission2018_EN/login.php

Thai applicant: http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/admission-thai/?page_name=sign-up

 

Step 2: Announcement of a qualified candidate and interview exam 

Candidates qualified for interview exam require submitting a proposal before the deadline. The interview exam will relate about your submitted proposal. The date of proposal submission deadline will be showed on the announcement

 

Step 3: Announcement of Qualified Student 

The qualified students will received a notice email from Faculty of Graduate Study, Mahidol University

 

Step 4: Student check-in at Faculty of Graduate Study, Mahidol University, Thailand

The successful student require checking-in and attending orientation program at Mahidol University.

 

Step 5: Enrolling the course and paying for the tuition fee

Student require paying the tuition fee when the semester start.

 

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