The course at CSPO
ISPO Category II course
CSPO holds ISPO Category II accreditation. CSPO has developed and continues to develop in-house training manuals, all of which are based upon ISPO / WHO Guidelines.
The course is a three-year, full-time diploma. During the first two years, students undertake practical and academic training. Subjects covered include prosthetics, orthotics, anatomy, pathology, physiology, psychology, and are taught in English. In the final year students will work in the clinic attached to the school, under a lecturer’s supervision.
Students will study about 5,000 hours in three years including the 1,000 hours clinical practical in Cambodia Trust’s teaching clinic in their final year.
The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have published guidelines for the training of personnel in developing countries for Prosthetics and Orthotics Services. Training institutions such as CSPO who follow these guidelines can offer themselves for inspection and for accreditation as an ISPO Category II centre for education.