PAEDIATRICS AND GERONTOLOGY IN PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are introduced to prosthetic and orthotic clinical practice through the examination of age-specific disabilities and diseases. Students learn about the clinical treatment process, from referral to provision of a prosthetic/orthotic device, through the exploration of age-specific diseases and disabilities. In doing so, students develop an understanding of a diverse range of pathologies and prosthetic/orthotic treatment options. This approach will enable students to compare the different management issues associated with treating paediatric or geriatric clients including: funding of prosthetics/orthotic services, communication styles, family involvement, duty of care, confidentiality, compliance, mobility aids & treatment processes.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites HBS1HBB and HLT1IPB
Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or prospective P&O grad entry master students).
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Paediatric orthotics||Recommended||Morris, C 2007||MACK KEITH PRESS, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|group oral presentation (five minutes per student)||20|
|group project equivalent to 500 words per student||30|
|one 2,000-word written assignment||50|