Title Trans-national on-line course to provide specific vocational training to professionals on the treatment of foot pathologies
Project Number 2011-1-SK1-LEO05-02875
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Orthopaedic transnational e-learning training offer/ e-learning courses in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Czech, Slovak.
In the foot orthopaedic sector, the educational programs, the categorization of the orthopaedic professionals and their competences and skills differ depending on the European country. Another characteristic of this sector is the poor communication between different members of the rehabilitation team (prescriptors and service providers) because of their different knowledge and skills.
The main objective of the project was to create and validate a transnational e-learning (distance) training programme tailor-made to meet educational needs of the foot orthopaedic sector in various European countries in such a manner that the results should be adopted and applied that had been obtained in the preceding research project named INNOFOOT (Innovative Foot Disorder Treatment). Within the framework of the INNOFOOT project, learning and training materials were gathered and, subsequently the
general transnational syllabus was created. A part of the materials is based on the collection of books (Orthopedische choontechniek) published by the NVOS occupational association that agreed to the collection’s utilization for the purpose of educational purposes within the framework of the TrainOrthot project.
TrainOrthot´s main objective is to create and validate a transnational e-learning training offer, tailored to meet the educational needs of the foot orthopaedic sector in different
European countries by adapting and transferring the results obtained in a previous R&D project, INNOFOOT (Innovative Treatment of Foot disorders COLL-CT-2006-030468). INNOFOOT generated training materials with a generic syllabus not specifically addressed
to the particular professional profiles of different countries.
TRAINORTHOT:TRANS-NATIONAL ON-LINE COURSE TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO PROFESSIONALS ON THE TREATMENT OF FOOT
Foot pathologies are recognized as a social problem for European population, affecting a
high percentage of people among 40 and 70 years old. 35% of these problems are serious enough to require medical care (EUROSHOE Project GIRD-CT-200-00343).
Most of the 25.000 companies of the orthopaedic sector in Europe are SMEs that must improve the skills and knowledge of their employees if they want to adapt themselves to the growing demand of work, and to the demands of new customers.
Nevertheless, the sector is facing some important barriers at the educational basis and
training that may reduced the potential adaptation of these professionals to the society
In the foot orthopaedic sector, the educational programs, the categorization of the orthopaedic professionals and their competences and skills differ depending on the European country. Most remarkable differences appear when considering northern, southern and eastern European regions. Furthermore, the access to the training offer in mother languages is often a barrier to many professionals and students. Another characteristic of this sector is the poor communication between different members of the rehabilitation team (prescriptors and service providers) because of their different
knowledge and skills.
In the TrainOrthot project, four educational programmes were developed and verified in
practice as a tailor-made solution to accommodate the needs of the Slovak, Czech,
Spanish and English specialists working in the field of orthotics – orthopaedic technicians.
In addition, a programme was developed for orthopaedic technique students learning at
vocational schools in order that they can refer to it at the conduct of further professional
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
open and distance learning
material for open learning
TrainOrthot a transnational on-line course
designed to provide particular vocational education and training for professionals in the field of foot pathology therapy.
Module 1: Introduction to the human body examination
Module 2: Foot pathologies
Module 3: Recording of the shape and size of the foot
Module 4: Design of orthopaedic devices for the foot
Module 5: Orthopaedic shoe lasts
Module 6: Introduction to orthopaedic shoe manufacture
Module 7: Adjustments to orthopaedic shoes and insoles
AVAILABLE in 4 LANGUAGES: Czech, English, Spain, Slovak
The Slovak Republic: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Czech Republic: email@example.com
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kingdom of Spain: email@example.com
web page: trainorthot.eu