CLINICAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES

POR3CAT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the theory and practice of clinical assessment techniques. Principles of normal and pathological body postures and functions are addressed. There is significant focus on clinical assessment of medical conditions such as musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders affecting the limbs and spine. Practical sessions develop clinical assessment skills used within the prosthetic and orthotic clinical setting and provide experience in the applicable assessment techniques.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZPOTC or HZHPO and have passed HBS2ALU

Co-requisites HBS3NPM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in prosthetics and orthotics

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsJoint Motion and Function Assessment - A research based practical guidePrescribedClarkson, HM. 2005LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS
ReadingsJoint Structure and FunctionRecommendedNorkin, C and Levangie, P 20054TH EDITION, FA DAVIS CO
ReadingsPhysical Examination of the Spine and ExtremitiesRecommendedHoppenfeld, S 1976PRENTICE HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Safely and independently conduct a clinical assessment on a client, or simulated client

Activities:
Weekly practical workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Integrate the results from a clinical assessment to develop an effective, client specific treatment plan

Activities:
Weekly practical workshops, lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Perform an efficient assessment, analyse the findings and integrate these with pathology based assumptions to develop a contextualized treatment plan

Activities:
Weekly practical workshops, lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Communicate in a professional manner to perform and report on a client assessment

Activities:
Weekly practical workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Combination of face-to-face and online delivery lectures as per subject timetable"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 45 minute online quiz (750 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 30-min clinical OSCE examination (1500 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word case study: Clinical skills enquiry40 02, 03, 04