EXTENDED EVIDENCE BASED ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE LOWER LIMB

POR5ELO

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop a familiarity and understanding of the evidence base related to the clinical orthotic management of patients with complex lower limb pathologies. Sudents will demonstrate an ability to apply and communicate evidence and clinical information to generate appropriate orthotic clinical prescription and treatment planning for clients with complex lower limb presentations. Students will develop skills in the application of clinical assessment, prescription and practical skills in the orthotic management of complex lower limb pathologies with a focus on Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO's). Clinical decision making skills and the justification of orthotic management are emphasized with peer based case studies and volunteer patients. Students are expected to apply previous knowledge and skills from preceding subjects.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR4EFA and POR4CFA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students will be randomly assigned to a subject instance that is compatible with their enrolment in this and other fourth year subjects. That is, each student will be randomly assigned to a group of subject instances that are timetabled to enhance participation and avoid clashes for students in that group. This is administered by the NCPO.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA review of the Literature Pertaining to KAFO's and HKAFOs for ambulation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics.PrescribedFatone, S. 2006VOL 18, NUM 3S, PP137-168
ReadingsThe importance of being earnest about shank and thigh kinematics especially when using ankle-foot orthosesPrescribedOwen, E. 2010PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL 34(3): 254-269
ReadingsYou've heard about outcome measures, so how do you use them? Integrating clinically relevant outcome measures in orthotic management of stroke. Prosthetics and Orthotics International.PrescribedRobinson, C and Fatone, S. 2012PUBLISHED ONLINE 8 JUN 2012 AT HTTP://POI.SAGEPUB.COM/CONTENT/EARLY/2012/06/08/0309364612446650
ReadingsAn Atlas of Lower Limb Orthotics, Chapter 6: Knee orthosis and knee-ankle-foot orthosesPreliminaryCondie, D.N. and Turner, M.S. 1997CHAPMAN AND HALL, LONDON
ReadingsGait Analysis: Normal and Pathological FunctionPreliminaryPerry, J. 20102ND EDN. SLACK INCORPORATED
ReadingsOrthotics: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach, Chapter 4: Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses and Knee OrthosesPreliminaryEdelstein, J. and Bruckner, J. 2002,SLACK INCORPORATED

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Create, justify and communicate evidence based clinical prescriptions for the orthotic management of clients with complex lower limb presentations.

Activities:
Clinical presentation of evidenced based orthotic management plan for clients with complex lower limb conditions Clinical case study prescription and critique activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Source, critique and apply current clinical, theoretical and research evidence describing the orthotic management of persons with complex lower limb presentations

Activities:
Critical review of current evidence base and process development for the integration of evidence into clinical decision making processes undertaken in lectures, tutorial sessions and assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Demonstrate competence in clinically relevant professional skills related to the provision of lower limb orthoses

Activities:
Knee Ankle Foot Enquiry requiring student demonstration of safe practice and clinical provision skills
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 06-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 06 - 24
Two 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Off campus: students attendance at clinical facility to observe practice and develop case study for Enquiry 3. As timetabled."

Tutorial Week: 06 - 24
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Assessment session per student."

Tutorial Week: 06 - 24
One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Assessment session per student."

Practical Week: 06 - 24
Fifty 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 5-week intensive program including clinical lecture and practical activities"

Tutorial Week: 06 - 24
Forty 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 5-week intensive program including clinical lecture and practical activities"

Lecture Week: 06 - 24
Forty five 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 5-week intensive program including clinical lecture and practical activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One KAFO project : Prescription, fabrication, clinical fitting and reporting (2500 words equivalent)(KAFO = Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses) Assessment includes clinical assessment, provision, optimisation and critique25 03
One 1-hour written examinationUndertaken during the 5 week teaching program.15 01, 02, 03
One 2,000-word lower limb orthotic evidence review and clinical improvement proposal20 02
One 20-minute oral presentation and one 3,000-word assignment (4000 word total equivalent)Formulation and presentation of an evidence based clinical management plan40 01, 03, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 27 - 52
Two 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Off campus: students attendance at clinical facility to observe practice and develop case study for Enquiry 3."

Tutorial Week: 27 - 52
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Assessment session per student."

Tutorial Week: 27 - 52
One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Assessment session per student."

Practical Week: 27 - 52
Fifty 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 5-week intensive program including clinical lecture and practical activities"

Tutorial Week: 27 - 52
Forty 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 5-week intensive program including clinical lecture and practical activities"

Lecture Week: 27 - 52
Forty five 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 5-week intensive program including clinical lecture and practical activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One KAFO project : Prescription, fabrication, clinical fitting and reporting (2500 words equivalent)(KAFO = Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses) Assessment includes clinical assessment, provision, optimisation and critique25 03
One 1-hour written examinationUndertaken during the 5 week teaching program.15 01, 02, 03
One 2,000-word lower limb orthotic evidence review and clinical improvement proposal20 02
One 20-minute oral presentation and one 3,000-word assignment (4000 word total equivalent)Formulation and presentation of an evidence based clinical management plan40 01, 03, 02