CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS IN PODIATRY

POD4CBP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop their understanding of podiatric biomechanics and knowledge in orthotic theory. Authentic clinical cases and enquiry-based activities are used to develop the student's understanding of the role of podiatric biomechanics and orthotic therapy in commonly encountered conditions in the context of evidence-based practice. Students will complete a program of practicums and start to develop a range of clinical skills that underpin the biomechanical management of the cases examined.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bonanno

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed POD3PPB and be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDW,HZHPDM,HZHPDS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice. OR HZLLPP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice. Or admission in HMPOD, HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. On successful completion of this subject, you should be able to select, perform and justify a biomechanical assessment of the lower limb and foot for a given patient.

Activities:
Blended learning activities, workshops, and group presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. On the successful completion of this subject, you should be able to analyse the findings of a biomechanical assessment for a given patient.

Activities:
Blended learning activities, workshops, and group presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. On the successful completion of this subject, you should be able to use an evidence-based approach when undertaking the management of a patient in the context of their individual biomechanics.

Activities:
Blended learning activities, workshops, and group presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bonanno

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 40-minute clinical practicum examination (2,000 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03
One 30-minute quiz (500 words equivalent)20 02, 03
One group presentation (1,250 words per student)30 02, 03