EXTENDED ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FOOT

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2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students expand their knowledge of the evidence that underpins the orthotic management of the foot in clinical practice. This includes an in-depth exploration of the principles, prescription considerations, and treatment processes associated with the orthotic management of the foot. Evidence based orthotic treatment of various pathologies and foot conditions are presented in the context of current clinical practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZPOTC and have passed HBS3PBD and HBS3NPM OR admission in HMCPO - Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

Co-requisites POR3COF

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is only available to Prosthetics and Orthotics students.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Review and analyse clinical and research evidence of the orthotic management of a range of common foot pathologies in the context of interdisciplinary team management

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials

02. Use judgement and initiative to safely undertake a clinical assessment of the lower limb in regards to musculoskeletal and neurological function.

Activities:
Practical sessions, clinical and fabrication sessions

03. Review and analyse pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics and orthosis design for people with a range of common foot disorders

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials

04. Describe, evaluate and justify treatment procedures for optimal orthotic treatment of people with a variety of common foot disorders

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials, Practical Sessions

05. Identify and justify selection of materials, components and fabrication techniques to meet the functional needs of a range of people with common foot disorders

Activities:
Lectures, Tutorials, Practical Sessions

06. Use judgement and initiative to safely conduct a lower limb cast, orthotic fabrication and fitting of foot orthoses to a client's limb. Demonstrate understanding of appropriate lower limb alignment

Activities:
Practical sessions, clinical and fabrication sessions

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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-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment and Fitting of Prefabricated Foot Orthoses and Clinical Report (1,250 word equiv)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Assessment and Fitting of Custom Foot Orthoses and Clinical Report (1,500 word equiv)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Written Exam (1,000 word equivalence)30 01, 03, 04