EVIDENCE OF FOOT ANKLE ORTHOTICS

POR4EFA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain knowledge of the evidence that underpins the orthotic clinical management of the ankle. This will include principles, treatment processes, clinical assessment, prescription considerations and a biomechanical basis of orthotic management for a range of pathologies affecting the ankle and foot. Evidence based orthotic treatment of various foot and ankle problems are presented in the context of current clinical practice. This includes applied anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to orthotic management and interdisciplinary practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Anderson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZPOTC and have passed POR3COF and POR3EOF OR admission into HMCPO - Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

Co-requisites POR4CFA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique clinical and research evidence of the orthotic management of a range of common ankle-foot pathologies in the context of interdisicplinary team management

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, oral presentation, case study task, written examination

02. Describe, evaluate and justify treatment procedures for optimal orthotic treatment of people with a variety of common ankle-foot disorders

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, oral presentation, case study task, written examination

03. Analyse pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics and orthosis design to prescribe and justify ankle-foot orthoses for people with a range of common ankle-foot disorders

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, oral presentation, case study task, written examination

04. Identify and justify selection of materials, components and fabrication techniques to meet the functional needs of a range of people with common ankle-foot disorders

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, oral presentation, case study task, written examination

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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-ordinatorSarah Anderson

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 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Five 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Preparation for final year clinical education placement (POR5CEA)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour Written Examination (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 20 minute oral presentation plus submission of presentation slides (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One case study report (750 word equivalent)20 01, 03