APPLIED KNEE HIP AND ANKLE ORTHOTICS

POR5KHA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop skills in the application of clinical assessment, prescription and practical skills in the orthotic management of complex lower limb pathologies with a focus on Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO's). Clinical decision-making skills and the justification of orthotic management are emphasised with peer based case studies and volunteer patients. Students are expected to apply previous knowledge and skills from preceding subjects.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR4FAA

Co-requisites POR5KHE

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Melbourne, 2014, Week 05-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 24
One 1.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One day placement per week for 8 weeks in clinical schools network"

Practical Week: 05 - 07
One 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"34 hours of practical classes in weeks 05-07"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One Complex Lower Limb Applied Clinical Skills (750-words equivalent)15
One GRAFO Project (500-words equivalent)10
One KAFO Prescription, Fabrication and Fitting Project (2,000-words equivalent)30
One Stance Control Project (500-words equivalent)10
One complex lower limb pathology case study assignment and presentation (1,500-words equivalent)35

Melbourne, 2014, Week 28-47, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 28 - 47
One 1.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One day placement per week for 8 weeks in clinical schools network"

Practical Week: 28 - 30
One 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"34 hours of practical classes in weeks 28-30"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One Complex Lower Limb Applied Clinical Skills (750-words equivalent)15
One GRAFO Project (500-words equivalent)10
One KAFO Prescription, Fabrication and Fitting Project (2,000-words equivalent)30
One Stance Control Project (500-words equivalent)10
One complex lower limb pathology case study assignment and presentation (1,500-words equivalent)35