CLINICAL FOOT ANKLE ORTHOTICS

POR4CFA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 In this subject, students will apply knowledge and skills in the assessment, prescription, casting, fabrication, alignment and evaluation of ankle foot orthoses. Students are required to complete projects addressing the assessment, prescription, fabrication and optimisation of orthotic management of the foot and ankle. Within this subject, students will apply orthotic theory, clinical assessment skills, anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to ankle-foot orthotic management. Students are required to demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and colleagues

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZPOTC and have passed POR3CAT and HBS2SUM OR must be enrolled in HMCPO - Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Co-requisites POR4EFA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use initiative and judgement to safely undertake a clinical assessment of the lower limb in regards to musculoskeletal and neurological function

Activities:
Assess student peer. Assess volunteer client. Prescibe prefabricated device for volunteer client based on assessment findings.

02. Safely conduct a lower limb cast and orthotic fitting of a client's lower limb, and demonstrate understanding of appropriate lower limb alignment

Activities:
Take a cast of student peer. Take a cast of volunteer client. Fit student peer, adjust orthosis range of motion.

03. With responsibility and accountability plan and safely undertake a range of orthotic fabrication techniques, including fitting, adjustment and optimisation of contemporary foot and ankle foot orthotic management

Activities:
Perform outcome measures with student peer. Fabricate ankle-foot orthosis and adjust range of motion of device. Prescribe orthotic management for volunteer client.

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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-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Independent laboratory session"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one ankle foot orthosis and fitting report (1,500-words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
one ankle foot orthosis optimisation and outcomes testing report (1,500 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
one prescription exercise (750-words equivalent)20 01, 03