CLINICAL TRANSTIBIAL PROSTHETICS
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will develop the clinical and practical skills to provide a range of transtibial prostheses. Students will apply knowledge and skills in the assessment, casting, fabrications, alignment and evaluation of transtibial prostheses. Students are required to complete projects addressing the assessment, prescription, fabrication and prosthetic management of clients with transtibial amputations. Within this subject, students will apply prosthetic theory, patient assessment skills, anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to transtibial prosthetic management. Students are required to demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and colleagues.
SchoolSchool of Allied Health
Subject Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZPOTC and have passed POR3CAT and HBS2SUM OR must be enrolled in HMCPO - Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics
Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Compose information obtained from the subjective and objective assessment of a volunteer client into the prescription and fabrication of clinically realistic prostheses.
- Client assessment, casting, fabrication and fitting of transtibial prostheses
02. Integrate findings from volunteer client assessment to produce a justified, viable and reasonable request for the provision of a prostheses for a client with a transtibial amputation.
- Case study and clinical report
03. Create and evaluate plaster cast impressions of transtibial limb remnants that are suitable to be used for the fabrication of comfortable, functional, weight bearing clinically realistic transtibial prostheses.
- Casting and cast evaluation
04. Integrate client assessment to fabricate clinically realistic transtibial prostheses with bench alignments that are consistent with amputees needs, are safe to manufacture and use and are suitable for the fitting and alignment process.
- Client assessment, fabrication and bench alignment of transtibial prostheses
05. Evaluate fit and function of clinically realistic transtibial prosthetic limbs to achieve a well-fitting and functional prosthetic outcome utilising gait analysis, outcome measures and systematic evaluation consistent with clinical practice.
- Fitting and critique of transtibial prostheses
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Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerry Fisher
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are in independent lab sessions with OH&S oversight"
|Project 1 - Clinical Report - Check Socket (equivalent to 1,500 words)||Assessment, Casting & Fitting activity (equiv 1,000 words), Clinical Report (500 words)||40||01, 02, 03, 05|
|Project 2 - Clinical Report - Fabrication and alignment (equivalent to 1,500 words)||Assessment, Casting, Fitting and Alignment activity (equiv 1,000 words), Clinical Report - Gait Analysis (500 words)||40||02, 04, 05|
|Prescription and TAC prosthetic Request (equivalent to 750 words)||Prescription and TAC prosthetic Request (750 words)||20||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|