SCIENCE AND USE OF MATERIALS

HBS2SUM

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain a scientific understanding of the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of some materials used in the fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic devices. Students will also learn the basic materials handling skills required to begin fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic devices and will gain practical experience with materials, tools and machinery. They will learn safe working practices of the University workshops, and how to control the occupational health and safety risks encountered in prosthetic and orthotic fabrication.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Orr

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZHPO - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, or HZPOTC - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS1BMT, POR1PTI

Equivalent subjects HBS1BMT, POR1PTI

Special conditions Subject is only available to students enrolled in either Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clincal Prosthetics and Orthotics, or Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clincal Prosthetics and Orthotics

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSUM Practical ManualPrescribedS. Hockey, 2013NATIONAL CENTRE FOR P&O, LA TROBE UNI.
ReadingsPhysics and Chemistry for the Health SciencesRecommendedA.R. Ward, 1991EXCEL BIOMEDICAL PUBLICATIONS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to analyse materials used for the fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic devices in terms of their physical, chemical and mechanical properties.

Activities:
Lectures, enquiry workshops and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

02. Ability to use tools and machines safely to form and present finished prosthetic and orthotic devices.

Activities:
Prosthetic and orthotic clinical fabrication workshops.

03. Demonstrate technical understanding in fabricating and fitting a custom made prosthetic or orthotic.

Activities:
Prosthetic and orthotic clinical fabrication workshops.

04. Demonstrate application of knowledge and skills in diverse contexts demonstrating accountability for prosthetic and orthotic fitting and function.

Activities:
Prosthetic and orthotic clinical fabrication workshops and enquiry workshops.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 20 - 22
One 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 19
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 19
One 1.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 13 - 13
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 17 - 17
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 19
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 19
One 1.0 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 19
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour end of semester examination in mid year exam period (1000 words)25 01
Enquiry team reports (990 words/each team member)25 01, 04
Clinic workshop workbook and reports (2000 word equivalent)50 02, 03, 04