EXTENDED LOWER LIMB PROSTHETICS

POR5ELP

2017

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will have developed an understanding of, and familiarity with, the evidence that underpins the prosthetic management of persons with complex lower limb amputations. Particular emphases are placed on the clinical presentation of persons with transfemoral amputation, how to prescribe and design clinically realistic prostheses and how to adapt the treatment process accordingly. Students will develop clinical and technical skills commensurate with those of an entry-level practitioner and, as such, will be able to provide basic prosthetic services to persons with a range of lower limb amputations. Students will develop skills to effectively provide and maintain safe, comfortable appropriate and functional prostheses. Students will have exposure to a diverse range of clients to develop skills including: assessment, prescription, treatment planning, casting and cast modification, fabrication, fitting, alignment and adjustment of clinically realistic prostheses.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR5TTA and POR5TTE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students will be randomly assigned to a subject instance that is compatible with their enrolment in this and other fourth year subjects. That is, each student will be randomly assigned to a group of subject instances that are timetabled to enhance participation and avoid clashes for students in that group. This is administered by the NCPO.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Correctly and coherently current clinical, theoretical and research evidence describing the prosthetic management of persons with lower limb amputation:

Activities:
Written prescription exercise

02. Describe clearly and coherently articulate the clinical presentation of persons with lower limb amputation:

Activities:
Quizzes, written presctiption exercise, critique

03. Describe, adapt and rationalise the treatment process given the prosthetic prescription and the unique needs of a range of clients with lower limb amputation:

Activities:
Critique of prosthesis, clients assessment

04. Conduct and record a safe, effective assessment of a person with a lower limb amputation:

Activities:
Medical record report, client assessment

05. Prescribe and justify all aspects of a prosthesis and treatment plan that meets the individual needs of a person with a lower limb amputation:

Activities:
Case study, client assessment, prosthetic review

06. Safely fabricate, and evaluate the structural integrity of a clinically realistic prosthesis that fulfils the prescription, using contemporary manufacturing techniques:

Activities:
Prosthetic fabrication and fitting, prosthetic review

07. Demonstrate standards of professional practice commensurate with that of an entry level clinician:

Activities:
Critique, medical record entry, prescription exercise

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Melbourne, 2017, Week 06-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 06 - 07
Five 4.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 2-week intensive program prior to activities to be completed in the 3-week clinical school."

WorkShop Week: 06 - 07
Five 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 2-week intensive program prior to activities to be completed in the 3-week clinical school"

Seminar Week: 14 - 24
Two 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student presentations."

Lecture Week: 08 - 10
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sessions at LTU, St Vincents & Ballarat Health Services."

Lecture Week: 08 - 10
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at Royal Melbourne Hospital."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 08 - 10
Two 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at LTU - industry session."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 08 - 10
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at Royal Melbourne Hospital."

Tutorial Week: 08 - 10
One 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at Royal Melbourne Hospital."

Tutorial Week: 08 - 10
Four 3.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sessions at LTU, St Vincents, Caulfield Hospital."

Tutorial Week: 14 - 21
Two 3.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at LTU - assessment tutorial."

Tutorial Week: 08 - 10
Two 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Assessment & casting session at CSN facility, Diagnostic Check Socket fitting at CSN Facility. Students attend in groups of 2-4 at each CSN location."

Tutorial Week: 08 - 10
Two 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sessions at Ballarat Health Services."

Tutorial Week: 08 - 10
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LTU - HSClinic - Fabrication Demonstrations, Socket Molding, Valve Fitting and Bench Alignment."

Practical Week: 08 - 10
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LTU - HSClinic - Fabrication time to modify, mold & fully assemble device for fitting at CSN."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes (equivalent to 2,000-words)MC questions are marked automatically, short answer sections require staff marking20 01, 02, 05, 07
Prescription exercise (equivalent to 4,500 words)Written prescription is supported by tutorials and submitted prior to verbal presentation50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Seminar presentation (equivalent to 2,500-words)30 03, 02, 01, 05, 07

Melbourne, 2017, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 28 - 29
Five 4.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 2-week intensive program prior to activities to be completed in the 3-week clinical school."

WorkShop Week: 28 - 29
Five 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 2-week intensive program prior to activities to be completed in the 3-week clinical school"

Seminar Week: 36 - 46
Two 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student presentations"

Lecture Week: 30 - 32
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sessions at LTU, St Vincents & Ballarat Health Services."

Lecture Week: 30 - 32
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at Royal Melbourne Hospital."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 30 - 32
Two 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at LTU - Industry Session."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 32
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at Royal Melbourne Hospital."

Tutorial Week: 30 - 32
One 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at Royal Melbourne Hospital."

Tutorial Week: 30 - 32
Four 3.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sessions at LTU, St Vincents & Caulfield Hospital."

Tutorial Week: 36 - 43
Two 3.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Session at LTU - Assessment Tutorial."

Tutorial Week: 30 - 32
Two 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Assessment & Casting session at CSN facility, Diagnostic Check Socket Fitting at CSN Facility. Students attend in groups of 2-4 at each CSN location."

Tutorial Week: 30 - 32
Two 4.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sessions at Ballarat Health Services."

Tutorial Week: 30 - 32
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LTU - HSClinic - Fabrication Demonstrations, Socket Molding, Valve Fitting and Bench Alignment."

Practical Week: 30 - 32
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LTU- HSClinic - Fabrication time to modify, mold and fully assemble device for fitting at CSN."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On-line quizzes (equivalent to 2,000-words)MC questions are marked automatically, short answer sections require staff marking20 01, 02, 05, 07
Prescription exercise (equivalent to 4,500 words)Written prescription is supported by tutorials and submitted prior to verbal presentation50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Seminar presentation (equivalent to 2,500-words)30 03, 02, 01, 05, 07