Other courses

TATCOT conducts other short term programmes of up to six months on specialized areas, e.g. Orthopaedic Shoe Technology, Biomechanics of Spine, Technical Orthopaedics for the Lower and Upper Limbs and Practical Skills and Knowledge on specific areas in orthotics and prosthetics and postural seating. These courses are conducted and supervised by TATCOT and the Tanzanian Ministry of Health respectively. The Ministry of Health and TATCOT award a Certificate upon successful completion of the courses.

7th - 11th Dec. 2009: Course for members of clinical rehabilitation team

The quality of rehabilitating a person with neuromuscular skeletal deficiencies depends entirely on the close consultation of the different members of the clinical team. In reference to the WHO/ISPO guidelines (2004) the key members of the team are Patients/Clients, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Prosthetist/Orthotist, Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist, Nurse, Social Worker and Community Based Rehabilitation Worker. It is usually not always possible to have the entire team in a single health service facility and therefore at least the first five are necessary in forming the core team.


The objective of the course is to update the team on the present state of the art of the entire process and therefore skills, knowledge required to attain the optimum quality of life for a person with a lower limb functional deficiency.

Clinic Team Seminar at VIETCOTClinic Team Seminar at VIETCOT
Demonstration of clinical procedures during patient evaluationDemonstration of clinical procedures during patient evaluation

Course structure

The course will be comprised of basic and advanced review on:

Theoretical sessions: Clinical Rehabilitation Team, Community Based Rehabilitation Approach, Pathology, Biomechanics, Prosthetics and Orthotics Science, Evaluation and Assessment, Prescription and Design, Material Technology.

Practical sessions: Demonstration of physical examination; Demonstration on measurement transfer and rectification; Demonstration of fabrication; Demonstration on bench, static and dynamic alignment; Evaluation of the assistive device

Hands on sessions: All participants will be required to participate in physical examination, measurement transfer, cast rectification, publication, bench-static-dynamic alignment and finally evaluating the assistive device.

Date & venue

Monday 7th - Friday 11th December 2009 at TATCOT

Course Organisers

  • Mr H G Shangali, Email:, Phone: +255 27 2753986/7 or +255 0787 267154
  • Mr. W. Raab, Email:, Phone: +255 27 2753986/7 or +255 0786 392752

Course participants

  • 15 Orthotics or Prosthetic/Orthotics Professionals
  • 10 Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 10 Physiotherapists
  • 10 Occupational Therapists
  • 5 Nurses

For information about registration, directions, accommodation, visa and vaccinations please see our "Contact us & Visitor information" page.