specialized courses in orthotics and prosthetics

SHORT BLENDED e-COURSES EMPOWERING YOUR SUCCESS

Up to 2 months of on-line based e-learning of theoretical content
Up to 10 days of on-site clinical instructions and training (hands-on workshop)
3 months of online follow up for revision of individual student case presentations
Final evaluation exam leading to a Certificate of Achievement

Welcome to SCOPe, a leading provider of education in orthotics and prosthetics.

SCOPe courses have been specially designed to be the most accessible and flexible way to build your career in orthotics and prosthetics. SCOPe is ultimately focussed on meeting the growing global demand for highly skilled orthotist prosthetists in organizations, communities, in public, private and not for profit sectors.
SCOPe courses utilize an innovative curriculum design to support participants to both building new skills and to grow their existing skills and competencies to effectively meet the needs of their communities as orthotic prosthetic practitioners. With SCOPe these skills are built bit by bit through a series of short, highly specialized courses which can be taken one at a time whilst maintaining employment. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, SCOPe has courses to suit you.
Through a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, hands-on clinical practice and comprehensive follow up, participants can integrate their new skills into daily practice.
All of SCOPe’s education is flexible, focussed and accredited orthotic and prosthetic education.

Further your career and enroll in your specialized course today!!

SCOPe training courses run from 6-12 weeks in length and deliver the education across a number of formats, and each scope course takes participants through 3 important steps including:

  1. Web-based academic/ theoretical studies (This includes multi-media content, pre-recorded and live lectures)
  2. Onsite clinical application of theory (This occurs onsite at either the participants own workshop, or at a workshop easily accessible to the participant for a period of 5-7 days.)
  3. Follow-up (SCOPe educators follow up with participants for 3 months following the hands-on workshop, to assist with the application of knowledge into regular daily practice. Participants are able to engage with the lecturers to ask questions and review cases to ensure participants are confident in their new skills.)

Participants will have opportunities to network, share experiences and learn with people with similar interests from across the globe. The course will be discussion focussed using examples from practice for practical applications of the concepts and frameworks covered in the course.

 

How do I start?

Simply get in touch with the SCOPe Team ask for enrollment information.

Who can enter a SCOPe Course?

Anyone can enter a SCOPe course!

If you are new to the field of orthotics and prosthetics, then the basic courses are a great place to start!

However, you should be working at a P&O facility actively providing services for patients. At last one year of professional experience in the field is recommended.

If you already have an orthotic/prosthetic qualification, then the advanced courses will extend your knowledge and enable you to build competency in new areas, increasing your scope of practice.

Who are the lecturers?

The beauty of blended learning is that SCOPe engages with experts in the field from all around the world! SCOPe has a diverse range of lecturers from Spain, Germany, Australia, Tunisia, Croatia, Thailand and the United States. This diversity provides international perspectives and developments which filter nicely through the course, which is rarely achieved in more traditional orthotic/prosthetic schools.

How can the SCOPe programs get me a qualification?

To help ensure that you are able to satisfy continuing education requirements of your country, SCOPe can apply in advance to your local Certification Board for continuing education credits.

Once you have completed the required number of SCOPe Courses, you may be eligible to sit the ISPO Category 2 (Associate Prosthetist Orthotist) Exam.

Upcoming courses that you can still apply for

WHY SCOPe?

The SPECIALIZED COURSES (SCOPe) designed by Human Study e.V. enable both, continuing and advanced educational opportunities so that motivated prosthetic and orthotic (P&O) clinical practitioners have the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills in order to keep pace with an ever-increasing world of prosthetic and orthotic contemporary practice.

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SCOPe for P&O SUPPLIERS and INDUSTRY

Are you a P&O Supply Company or part of the P&O Industry?

SCOPe programs are an excellent opportunity for YOU to develop your markets by offering accredited education.

SCOPe programs blend e-Learning with clinical hands-on training, mentoring and labs practice.

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SCOPe for P&O COMPANIES and INSTITUTIONS

Are you a P&O Company or Service Provider?

SCOPe programs are an excellent opportunity for YOU to increase efficiency by offering accredited education to your technical staff.

SCOPe programs blend e-Learning with clinical hands-on training, mentoring and labs practice.

learn from the best P&O Experts

Bill Neumann
Lecturer / Expert Trainer
Practitioner-clinician in Orthotic and Prosthetic practice since the early 70’s
Maike Trülsen
Lecturer / Expert Trainer
Maike Truelsen is a high level Prosthetist/Orthotist (ISPO Cat.I) based in Heidelberg, Germany. Her main specialty are Neuromuscular concepts in pediatrics. Design and manufacturing of custom made orthoses and prostheses including dynamic and high-end devices made of carbon fibers is part of her daily routines. The management of spinal deformities with trunk braces, offering consultation to hospitals and therapy facilities as part of an inter-professional team is rounding up her high professional profile. Maike has shared her expertise and skills with colleagues in many parts of the world, including Denmark, Norway and Australia. 2012 – Federal Academy of Orthopedic Technology (Meister-D /ISPO Cat.I) 2016 - Travelling Fellowship in France, Canada and America
Marcelo Álvarez
Lecturer / Expert Trainer
Orthotist Prosthetist (National Council for Technical Education - Buenos Aires – Argentina) who currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. He is currently P&O Director at Human Study e.V., with tremendous working experience at Ottobock Ibérica (Spain) and Handicap International (Prishtina, Kosovo), as well as clinical Orthotist and Prosthetist at the Institut Tècnic Ortopèdic (Barcelona, Spain). Mr. Alvarez was P&O professor at the University of Buenos Aires and National University of General San Martín.
Michael Rexing
Lecturer / Expert Trainer
Michael Rexing was born in Germany in 1963, and after completion of his professional education he has been working at various university clinics. He completed his higher education as Prosthetist/Orthotist (Meister-D) back in 1994. After various management and leadership positions, he has run his own business for many years. After completing his entrepreneurial activities, he continues the tradition of his father and is engaged in research and teaching in addition to his activities in pediatric orthopedics in Heidelberg and conservative scoliosis treatment in Bad Sobernheim. Michael is a member of many professional associations and academies, co-founder of ISST International Scoliosis Schroth Therapy and lectures at home and abroad in the field of orthotic trunk orthotics and lower limb orthotics for neuromuscular diseases.
Nicolás Muñoz
Lecturer / Expert Trainer
Prosthetics and Orthotics teacher and trainer. Nicolas is working in different contexts, with focus on programs in Syria, Egypt, Gaza, Tunisia, and Balkan region. Nicolas acts as a lecturer,  clinical trainer as well as an examiner. He is teaching courses in lower and upper limb prosthetics and orthotics. ISPO evaluator. (Eventually) Responsible for assessing a P&O training facility against the relevant ISPO education standards, and making recommendations as to how well the standard is met.
Romano Spoljarec
Lecturer / Expert Trainer
Romano Spoljarec Bachelor in P&O Mahidol University, CPO Cat I ISPO, is a Croatian Orthotist and Prosthetist. He has significant working experience (24 years) in the spinal orthotic, custom made or prefabricated, works with CAD - CAM and plaster technic. Mr. Spoljarec has acquired his knowledge at Don Bosco University (El Salvador) and Mahidol University (Thailand). His working experience includes working at “Bauerfeind” Zagreb and "Sophies Minde" Oslo. He is an online lecturer at Human Study e.V., as well as on-site workshop trainer for the Cat II workshops.
Louise Puli
Lecturer / Expert Trainer
Louise Puli BPO MAOPA MISPO, is an Australian Lecturer and Orthotist Prosthetist. She qualified in Australia's La Trobe University, and has significant experience working with clients requiring spinal orthoses, both for acute injuries and for the management of musculoskeletal deformities like scoliosis. She is a member of Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO). Currently, Ms. Puli works as the Sessional Lecturer in the second year subjects at La Trobe University, as well as Lecturer, Examiner and Curriculum Reviewer at Human Study e.V. She is also engaged by Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association.

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New SCOPe in Orthotic Management of Neuro – Muscular Pathologies
Dear friends, Our new SCOPe in ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF NEURO – MUSCULAR PATHOLOGIES starts in November! Our expert team, under the leadership of Michael Rexing, will teach theory and practice of management of neuro-muscular diseases by application of Nancy Hilton Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthotics techniques. The online part of the course begins on November 11th, 2019 and you can still sign up! The onsite […]
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Specialised Courses in Orthotics and Prosthetics
SCOPe courses have been specially designed to be the most accessible and flexible way to build your career in orthotics and prosthetics. SCOPe is ultimately focussed on meeting the growing global demand for highly skilled orthotist prosthetists in organizations, communities, in public, private and not for profit sectors.
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