NEGOTIATED LEARNING IN ADVANCED TOPICS

POR5NAT

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop advanced skills in an area of their own interest related to prosthetics and orthotics. Through independent work, students develop expertise in an area such as: specialised clinical services (eg. myoelectrics, ischial containment, stance controlled KAFOs, service in a developing country), component designe, administration (eg. case manager at TAC), sales and marketing, or plan a research project. Before undertaking the work, each student must negotiated with the subject coordinator a learning contract that defines the scope of the work, including assessment. This will involve considerable forward planning, particularly is arrangements involve other organisations, travel or the subject is taken in conjunction with a clinical placement.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Anderson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR5SAT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POR5CEC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment may be limited depending on the number of students that meet the entry requirements and availability of qualified supervisors. The subject may be offered as an elective for students undertaking HZHPO/HMCPO with a minimum enrolment of 4 students with an approved learning contract.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and justify your own learning needs in an advanced topic related to prosthetics and orthotics: (a) Identify and clearly explain an advanced topic of interest to you; (b) Construct a succinct, well-evidenced argument to explain the relevance of your chosen topic to prosthetics and orthotics, and why the topic can be considered 'advanced'; (c) Clearly describe your own learning goals in your chosen topic; (d) Before starting the learning activities, document your learning goals on a learning contract and negotiate with the subject coordinator until they are approved.

Activities:
Learning contract entry including well-evidenced argument.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Develop a learning plan that: clearly explains your preferred learning strategy (e.g., supervised individual placement, single-subject enrolment, independent study), the name of any organisation providing learning opportunities, the resources required and how you will access them, and the schedule, type and person responsible for feedback during your learning. Provide written documents to evidence your learning plan (eg: course curriculum summary, letter of support from a supervisor). Before starting the learning activities, present your learning plan to the subject coordinator. The subject coordinator will use the learning plan to negotiate a learning contract with you.

Activities:
Learning contract entry and supporting documentation; enrolment in a short course.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Plan assessment task(s) - equivalent to 4000 words - to verify you have achieved your learning goals. When planning the assessment: (a) Identify and clearly describe observable measures (eg: written manuscript, functioning prosthesis, case report), (b) Clearly explain the standard against which your assessment tasks will be evaluated (eg: NCPO level 5 writing matrix, university passing grade), (c) Identify who is responsible for evaluating your work (eg: subject coordinator, clinical project supervisor). Document the assessment tasks as part of your learning plan.

Activities:
Learning contract entry; Assessment element such as a project report, functioning prosthesis or orthosis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

04. Verify you have learned an advanced topic related to prosthetics and orthotics: (a) Provide written confirmation that you have completed the learning strategy documented on your learning contract; (b) Provide written confirmation that you have successfully completed the assessment tasks to the standard documented on your learning contract; (c) Present your verification documents and approved learning contract to the subject coordinator and have them sign-off to document your learning achievement.

Activities:
Learning contract entry; Assessment element such as a project report, functioning prosthesis or orthosis).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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