Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain knowledge of foot orthotics and ankle-foot orthotics evidence that underpins clinical practice. This will include principles, treatment processes, clinical assessment, prescription considerations and a biomechanical basis of orthotic management for a range of pathologies affecting the ankle and foot. Evidence based orthotic treatment of various foot and ankle problems are presented in the context of current clinical practice. This includes applied anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to orthotic management and interdisciplinary practice.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS3NPM and HBS3PPO or admission into HMCPO - Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

Co-requisites POR4FAA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiomechanical Basis of Orthotic ManagementRecommendedBowker, P., Condie, D.N., Bader, D.L., and Pratt, D.J.(Eds) 1993OXFORD: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
ReadingsFoot Orthoses and other forms of conservative foot careRecommendedMichaud, T.C. 1997NEWTON: THOMAS C. MICHAUD
ReadingsUse of ankle-foot orthoses following stroke - Best practice statementRecommendedNHS Quality Improvement Scotland 2009NHS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SCOTLAND

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000-word Written Assignment30
One 1.5-hour Written Examination40
One 5-minute Oral Presentation10
One case study prescription10
Online quiz (500-word equivalent)10