PAEDIATRICS AND GERONTOLOGY IN PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS

POR2PGC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students gain an understanding of the psychological, environmental, physical and social factors that can influence the management of paediatric and geriatric clients who use prosthetic and orthotic devices. Students are introduced to the clinical treatment process through the examination of case studies, age-specific disabilities and pathologies. Students will consider and discuss ways to engage in effective communication as part of working with paediatric or geriatric clients. Students will develop a framework for professional practice and client interaction including; subjective client assessment, interview structure, medical record keeping, and reflective practice.


SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZPOTC or HZHPO and have passed PHE1IDH and PHE1SDH

Co-requisites POR2TPO

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students admitted in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or prospective P&O grad entry master students).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and discuss the clinical treatment process and contextual client specific factors relevant to prosthetic and orthotic clinical services.

Activities:
Lectures, seminars/ workshops, readings and group discussions.

02. Discuss the mode, media and strategy of competent communication required for common and complex clinical presentations.

Activities:
Lectures, seminars/ workshops, readings and group discussions.

03. Discuss and develop an approach to professional practice and subjective client assessment.

Activities:
.Lectures, seminars/ workshops, readings and group discussions.

04. Demonstrate and apply a basic understanding of reflective practice and self-appraisal in the context of one's professional environment.

Activities:
Lectures, seminars/ workshops, readings and group discussions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 16-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 16 - 23
Two 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject runs in block mode from week 16 - 23. Please schedule one of the lecture/workshops earlier in the week and the other later."

Lecture Week: 16 - 23
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 23 and delivered via blended.
"Subject runs in block mode from week 16 - 23. Lecture could be scheduled on the same day as the workshop that is scheduled to run later in the week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500 word team report and one 25 minute team presentation (total 1,000 words per student)Teams of 5 work together to prepare group case study. Written report equals 500 words per student and oral presentation equals 5 minutes per student (equiv to 500 words)20 01, 02
Individual Reflective written assignment (1,250 word equivalent)35 02, 03, 04
One 90 minute end of semester examination (1500 word equivalent)45 01, 02, 03