CLINICAL EDUCATION IN PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS A

POR5CEA

2016

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be provided with the opportunity to apply and extend their knowledge of Prosthetics and Orthotics in a clinical setting. Upon successful completion of this subject, students must have demonstrated their ability to provide clinical and technical prosthetic and/or orthotic professional services under the guidance of a clinical supervisor. Emphasis is placed on providing students with an opportunity to develop their assessment, skills, while participating as a team member within their allocated clinical facility.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorStephanie Barnard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR4FAE and POR5TTE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students may need to undertake placement in rural and interstate settings.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate effectively with clients and other health professionals in a clinical environment using contemporary methods to analyse, interpret and / or educate.

Activities:
Skills practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

02. Perform a safe, efficient and effective client assessment, supported by evidence based practice to inform, justify and evaluate services provided.

Activities:
Skills practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

03. Behave in a manner reflective of health professionals, including appropriate clinical behaviour, demonstrating both collaborative team practice and effective time management.

Activities:
Skills practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

04. Prescribe, justify and provide orthotic and prosthetic clinical services and treatment, including client education, fitting and review of devices, in collaboration with clinical supervisors.

Activities:
Skills practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Barnard

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
One 5.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"5 hours of lectures per study period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 09 - 26
One 40.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 8-week clinical block placement"

Seminar Week: 09 - 26
One 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One half-day symposium"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 10-minute oral presentation of a case (equiv to 500-words)5 01, 02, 03, 04
One 30-minute individual clinical exam(OSCE) and one 30-minute exam (equiv to 3,500-words)Hurdle requirement: students must pass this piece of assessment in order to obtain an overall pass for this subject.45 01, 02, 03, 04
One 40-minute clinical performance (Equiv to 4,000-words)Hurdle requirement: students must pass this piece of assessment in order to obtain an overall pass for this subject.50 01, 02, 03, 04