CLINICAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are introduced to the theory and practice of clinical assessment techniques used within the prosthetic and orthotic clinical setting. Principles of normal and pathological body postures and function are addressed. There is significant focus on assessment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders affecting the limbs and spine. Practical sessions develop clinical assessment skills and provide experience in the applicable assessment techniques.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in prosthetics and orthotics
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Joint Motion and Function Assessment - A research based practical guide||Prescribed||Clarkson, HM. 2005||LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS|
|Readings||Joint Structure and Function||Recommended||Norkin, C and Levangie, P 2005||4TH EDITION, FA DAVIS CO|
|Readings||Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities||Recommended||Hoppenfeld, S 1976||PRENTICE HALL|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 15-min practical station exam||30|
|one 20-min clinical assessment||40|
|one case study (equivalent to 1,000 words)||30|