PAEDIATRICS AND GERONTOLOGY IN PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS

POR2PGC

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students gain an understanding of the psychological, environmental, physical and social factors that can influence client engagement and clinical decision making in the management of clients who use prosthetic and orthotic devices. Students learn about the clinical treatment process, communication skills and are introduced to aspects of prosthetics and orthotics clinical practice through the examination of age-specific disabilities and diseases. This approach will enable students to engage in effective communication as part of working with paediatric or geriatric clients including: understanding the clinical environment for clients in four age specific areas: Paediatrics, Transition Care, Adults and Geriatrics (palliative care). Students will discuss and practice communication in clinical care including; family involvement, goal setting, duty of care, confidentiality, compliance and shared decision making.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE1IDH and PHE1SDH

Co-requisites POR2TPO

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or prospective P&O grad entry master students).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and discuss a range of psychological, environmental, physical and social factors in the context of prosthetic and orthotic clinical services and contextualise to case study scenarios.

Activities:
Lectures, seminars/ workshops, readings and group discussions.

02. Apply the prosthetic and orthotic treatment process to cases that comprise of a range of age-related diseases and unfamiliar conditions

Activities:
Lectures, seminars/ workshops, readings and group discussions.

03. Determine the mode, media and strategy of communication required for a range of common and complex clinical presentations and interactions. Interpret such information into an appropriate mode to inform others with specific needs and context.

Activities:
.Lectures, seminars/ workshops, readings and group discussions.

04. Communicate competently using listening, speaking, writing and information communication technology skills .

Activities:
Lectures, seminars/ workshops, readings and group discussions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 15 - 21
Two 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
"Subject runs in block mode from week 15 - 21. Must be timetabled on a Mon, Tues or Thursday. Classes cannot be scheduled on the same day. Please schedule one of the lecture/workshops earlier in the week and the other later."

Lecture Week: 15 - 21
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject runs in block mode from week 15 - 21.Must be timetabled on a Mon, Tues or Thursday. Lecture could be scheduled on the same day as the workshop that is scheduled to run later in the week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group oral presentation (750 word equivalent per student)Word equivalence comprises two parts; written submission to support oral presentation ; verbal presentation30 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual case study (2000 word equivalent)40 02, 03, 04
60 minute exam ( 1000 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04