Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
I have recently completed an MSc in Applied Biomechanics from the University of Strathclyde. This would not have been possible without the generosity of the OETT in funding all of the course fees. I applied well in advance of the start of the course and my application outlined the content of the course and how this would benefit my clinical practice and ultimately my patients. I also outlined how I would be able to put this new knowledge into practice and share it with other orthotists, I was awarded 67% funding.
Postgraduate study can be a daunting prospect, by choosing an area of interest where I thought there was a gap in knowledge made this an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I was pleasantly surprised by the number and willingness of people to help me along the way. I am very grateful that the OETT are available as a source of funding for such courses that can be very rewarding. If you feel that there is a better way of making orthoses, delivering your service or gaining new knowledge then I would strongly encourage you to give it a go, it might take time and hard work but I can assure you will be very rewarding.