SPINAL AND LIMB FRACTURES
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites HBS2SUM and POR2PGC
Co-requisites POR3CAT and HBS3PPO
Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or students prospectively enrolling in Prosthetics and Orthotics GEMS)
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Functional Fracture Bracing||Recommended||Sarmiento, A 2002||LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS|
|Readings||Practical Fracture Treatment||Recommended||McRae, R 2002||CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|1000 word equivalence case study project||25|
|Laboratory projects equivalent to 2,500 word assignment||50|
|One hour written examination||25|