SPINAL AND LIMB FRACTURES

POR3SLF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will gain and apply specialised knowledge and skills in the assessment, prescription, fitting and evaluation of removable and non-removable orthoses for spinal and limb fracture management. This subject is designed to develop student's understanding of spinal and limb orthotic fracture management, including an introduction to medical imaging and the biology of fractures, as well as principles and clinical applications of fracture orthoses. This subject will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the theory of orthotic fracture management by providing practical experience in the application of fracture orthoses for the spine and limbs.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZPOTC or HZHPO and have passed HBS2SUM and POR2PGC

Co-requisites POR3CAT and HBS3PBD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or students prospectively enrolling in Prosthetics and Orthotics GEMS)

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFunctional Fracture BracingRecommendedSarmiento, A 2002LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS
ReadingsPractical Fracture TreatmentRecommendedMcRae, R 2002CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically review a variety of common fractures affecting the spine and extremities and determine the likely cause and physiological healing process.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and tutorials.

02. Critically review safe manual handling practices for the management of a person, or simulated client, with a fracture to the spine or extremities.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and tutorials.

03. Develop, justify and communicate an orthotic prescription to manage treatment objectives for a range of fractures common to the spine and extremities

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and tutorials.

04. Critically evaluate the fit and function of an orthosis applicable to client with a fracture of the spine or extremity.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and tutorials.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Class requirements

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 face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000-word individual case study25 01, 03
One 1500-word Laboratory portfolio project35 01, 02, 03, 04
One 90-minute end of semester written examination40 01, 02, 03, 04