SPINAL AND LIMB FRACTURES

POR3SLF

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will gain and apply specialised knowledge and skills in the assessment, prescription, fitting and evaluation of removable and non-removable orthoses for spinal and limb fracture management. This subject is designed to develop student's understanding of spinal and limb orthotic fracture management, including an introduction to medical imaging and the biology of fractures, as well as principles and clinical applications of fracture orthoses. This subject will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the theory of orthotic fracture management by providing practical experience in the application of fracture orthoses for the spine and limbs.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS2SUM and POR2PGC

Co-requisites POR3CAT and HBS3PPO

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or students prospectively enrolling in Prosthetics and Orthotics GEMS)

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFunctional Fracture BracingRecommendedSarmiento, A 2002LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS
ReadingsPractical Fracture TreatmentRecommendedMcRae, R 2002CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1000 word equivalence case study project25
Laboratory projects equivalent to 2,500 word assignment50
One hour written examination25