CLINICAL ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FOOT

POR3COF

2015

Credit points: 15

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Subject outline

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

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR3CAT or admission into HMCPO - Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFoot Orthoses and other forms of conservative foot careRecommendedMichaud, T.C. 1997NEWTON: THOMAS C. MICHAUD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe clinical and research evidence of the orthotic management of a range of common foot pathologies in the context of interdisciplinary team management

Activities:
Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Safely undertake a clinical assessment of the lower limb in regards to musculoskeletal and neurological function

Activities:
Practical Workshops, Online Quiz
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. Identify and describe pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics and orthosis design for people with a range of common foot disorders

Activities:
Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Describe, evaluate and justify treatment procedures for optimal orthotic treatment of people with a variety of common foot disorders

Activities:
Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

05. Identify and justify selection of materials, components and fabrication techniques to meet the functional needs of a range of people with common foot disorders

Activities:
Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

06. Prescribe and justify foot orthoses to suit a variety of common conditions

Activities:
Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Summer 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 06 - 07
One 40.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour written examination (equivalent to 1,500-words)30 05, 04, 03, 01, 06
One 2,000-word written assignment50 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
One Online Quiz (equivalent to 750-words)20 04, 03, 02, 01, 05, 06