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Introduction Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics
 
Briefing History of Thai Prosthetics and Orthotics School
When The Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Center was opened in 1988, The Prosthetics and Orthotics
School conducted the 3 years curriculum up-grading from previous 2 year program taught earlier at Lerd Sin Hospital.
At that time is with assistance from King Mongkut Institute of Technologies. The school had produced a certain
number of graduates but ran into problem in the area of shortages of bachelor degrees instructors capable of teaching
up to university standard. As such, the school closed down in 1999 despite attempts to revive teaching of the matter
to meet standard requirement of this profession.
Since, there was close collaboration in the area of caring of disabled patients between the Sirindhorn National
Medical Rehabilitation Center and the Hyogo Rehabilitation Center in Japan .Dr Sawamura considered to set up
Prosthetics and Orthotics School in South East Asia and proposed Thailand as the most suitable place.
Dr. Eiji Tazawa Board member of ISPO, he advised the Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Center to seek
collaboration from the Faculty of Medicines Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University to set up Prosthetics and Orthotics
School. Dr Tazawa further invited officials from Nippon Foundation to pay visit to SNMRC which after several time of
discussions led to set up of Prosthetics and Orthotics school 5 years course project with clear aim of training
qualified instructor in this matter.
Current Thai Prosthetics and Orthotics School had officially established on September 4, 2002 by collaboration
between Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Center and Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
with supporting from Nippon Foundation. The school aimed to produce good qualify Prosthetists and Orthotists
in Bachelor degree level in the name of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetic and Orthotic. In order to utilize their knowledge
to produce Prosthetics and Orthotics rehabilitate patient or disable people, and also develop Prosthetics and Orthotics
in Thailand into the international standard which will help disable people into self sustainable. And with all support
the project had been success by in year 2006, the school produced 9 Prothetists and Orthotists which will help
developing Prosthetics and Othotics field in Thailand in the future.
In April 2006, the school moved to the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University . The school is aiming to
accredit ISPO Category 1 standard and develop project in to International curriculum.In March 2009,school was
recognized ISPO standard Category I.
In year 2010, school has opened the Bachelor of Prosthetic & Orthotis International program, aiming to be a leader in
Prosthetics & Orthotics field in South East Asia.
 
 
Mission
1. To produce the prosthetist/orthotist graduate who are compassionate and professional
  with bachelor degree at international standard level.
2. To provide the excellent service for the changing of society with modern technology at international level.
3. To conduct the research for improving physically challenged people's quality of life.
 
 
Vision
Prosthetics & Orthotics School towards international excellence
 
 
Motto
“Mind service Happy Staff”
 
 
Structure of SSPO School
 
 
 
Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
14 Arum-Aumarin Road, Arun-Aumarin, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, 10700 Thailand., Tel. +(66) 2 4193452
(Monday- Friday 8.30-16.30 Thailand time)