EXTENDED LOWER LIMB PROSTHETICS

POR5ELP

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will have developed an understanding of, and familiarity with, the evidence that underpins the prosthetic management of persons with complex lower limb amputations. Particular emphases are placed on the clinical presentation of persons with transfemoral amputation, how to prescribe and design clinically realistic prostheses and how to adapt the treatment process accordingly. Students will develop clinical and technical skills commensurate with those of an entry-level practitioner and, as such, will be able to provide basic prosthetic services to persons with a range of lower limb amputations. Students will develop skills to effectively provide and maintain safe, comfortable appropriate and functional prostheses. Students will have exposure to a diverse range of clients to develop skills including: assessment, prescription, treatment planning, casting and cast modification, fabrication, fitting, alignment and adjustment of clinically realistic prostheses.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR3CTT and POR3ETT

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. This is administered by the NCPO.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate and analyse current clinical, theoretical and research evidence describing the prosthetic management of persons with lower limb amputation

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials

02. Using specialist clinical skills conduct and record a safe, efficient clinical assessment and synthesise information to articulate the presentation of a person with lower limb amputation

Activities:
Client assessment, complex client clinical activity, clinical sessions

03. Design, construct and rationalise the prescription of a prosthesis and treatment process designed to meet the unique needs of a range of clients with lower limb amputation

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, client assessment, clinical fittings

04. Using specialist technical skills safely fabricate and evaluate the structural integrity of a clinically realistic prosthesis that fulfils a reasonable and necessary prosthetic prescription.

Activities:
Practical fabrication, clinical fittings

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-ordinatorKerry Fisher

Class requirements

Practical Week: 08 - 10
Eight 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LTU - HSClinic - Fabrication time to modify, mold & fully assemble device for fitting at CSN."

Tutorial Week: 08 - 10
Two 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Assessment & casting session at CSN facility, Diagnostic Check Socket fitting at CSN Facility. Students attend in groups of 2-4 at each CSN location."

Seminar Week: 14 - 24
Two 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student presentations for prescription exercise and seminar facilitation"

Tutorial Week: 06 - 24
Fifty 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.
"Students will attend a 2-week intensive program prior to activities to be completed in the 3-week clinical school. Some lectures take place in partner locations as per subject timetable"

Lecture Week: 06 - 24
Forty 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 2-week intensive program prior to activities to be completed in the 3-week clinical school. Some lectures take place in partner locations as per subject timetable"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 60-minute on-line quizzes (2,000-words equivalent total)MCQ questions are marked automatically, short answer sections require staff marking20 01, 03
Prescription exercise: written medical record and clinical justification (equivalent to 4,500 words)Written prescription is supported by workshops and submitted prior to verbal presentation50 01, 02, 03, 04
Fifty minute seminar presentation (equivalent to 2,500-words)30 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher

Class requirements

Practical Week: 30 - 32
Eight 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LTU- HSClinic - Fabrication time to modify, mold and fully assemble device for fitting at CSN."

Tutorial Week: 30 - 32
Two 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Assessment & Casting session at CSN facility, Diagnostic Check Socket Fitting at CSN Facility. Students attend in groups of 2-4 at each CSN location."

Seminar Week: 36 - 46
Two 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student presentations for prescription exercise and seminar facilitation"

Tutorial Week: 27 - 46
Fifty two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 2-week intensive program prior to activities to be completed in the 3-week clinical school. Some lectures take place in partner locations as per subject timetable"

Lecture Week: 27 - 46
Forty 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 2-week intensive program prior to activities to be completed in the 3-week clinical school. Some lectures take place in partner locations as per subject timetable"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 60-minute on-line quizzes (2,000-words equivalent total)MCQ questions are marked automatically, short answer sections require staff marking20 01, 03
Prescription exercise: written medical record and clinical justification (equivalent to 4,500 words)Written prescription is supported by workshops and submitted prior to verbal presentation50 01, 02, 03, 04
Fifty minute seminar presentation (equivalent to 2,500-words)30 01, 02, 03