LSBU students awarded by Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss GroupWork from students studying towards the Clinical Technology Foundation Degree at London South Bank University (LSBU) has been recognised by the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group at a meeting earlier this week.
The parliamentary group - which aims to promote to Parliament and Whitehall the prosthetic and rehabilitation services available to limb loss sufferers- awarded LSBU students Ian Athey, Lee Duffy and Michelle Ogilvie 'Rehabilitation Poster Presentation of the Year', while Adrian Withey was awarded for 'Work Based Project of the Year'.
The Clinical Technology Foundation Degree is a two year work based programme for technicians employed in orthotics, prosthetics and special seating. It provides the opportunity to earn and learn, as students work for four days a week and study for one day.
The foundation degree started at London South Bank University two years ago, and is unique in combining the technical skills of the engineering sciences with those required in health and social care and integrates theory and practice. Students completing the course will have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with service users with complex needs. They also develop problem solving skills to provide solutions to help people to gain independence and quality of life.
Dr Geoff Goss, Course Director of Foundation Degree Clinical Technology, said "It's great to see our students' work getting recognised by the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group. The Clinical Technology programme provides an innovative approach to overcoming the issues surrounding limb loss, to find ways to overcome barriers to independence and promote wellbeing."
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