CLINICAL PRACTICE AND ENGAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
This subject presents students with the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of contemporary professional environments in Prosthetics and Orthotics in a clinical context. Upon successful completion of this subject, students must have demonstrated their ability to engage in professional clinical and technical prosthetic and orthotic services with a clinical supervisor or clinical team. Emphasis is placed on providing students with an opportunity to experience a range of clinical and technical environments, through participation within a team at their allocated facility. The opportunity to experience clinical exposure will exist in multiple teaching instances within private, public, domestic and international prosthetics and orthotics facilities.
This subject aligns with extended clinical expectations and will ensure placement readiness for fourth year clinical school teaching and clinical placements.
SchoolSchool of Allied Health
Subject Co-ordinatorStephanie Barnard
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites POR2TPO, POR2PGC
Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or prospective P&O grad entry master students).
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate the ability to engage clearly and knowledgably in client / clinician interactions with a clinical supervisor or team of professionals in a clinical setting in Australia or overseas.
- Clinical attendance, ward round attendance, outpatient clinic attendance
02. Perform, under supervision, subjective and objective clinical assessments consistent with current level of knowledge and evaluate performance to inform personal and professional development.
- Assist with and document client assessment
03. Evaluate and reflect on the clinical treatments and services observed integrating current knowledge of evidence based clinical practices.
- Clinical attendance, observation of clinical treatments, observation of clinical decision making and prescription
04. Apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and judgement in a professional practice setting.
- Clinical attendance, assist with client assessment
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Other Site, 2018, Week 27-52, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Barnard
Four 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will require information, orientation, placement criteria, e.g., WCC, Police checks and vaccination information."
Placement - Off Site
One 7.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1 week observational clinical placement"
|Unstructured Clinical Reflection (2,500 words)||Reflection submitted via Pebble Pad. Reflection will guide students through self reflection of professional exposure and experiences.||30||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Poster Presentation of Clinical Experiences (equivalent to 1,250 words)||Template supported in Pebble Pad. Poster presentation will focus on client assessment and treatments.||30||01, 02, 03|
|Case Study Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)||Template supported in Pebble Pad||40||01, 02, 03|