EVIDENCE OF TRANSTIBIAL PROSTHETICS

POR3ETT

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain knowledge of the evidence that underpins the provision of prosthetic devices for persons with transtibial, ankle disarticulation and partial foot amputations. This will include principles of clinical assessment of clients with amputations, clinical decision making and prescription considerations within the prosthetic treatment process. Evidence based prosthetic treatment of various amputation levels is presented in the context of contemporary clinical practice. Students will apply their knowledge of anatomy, pathology and biomechanics to prosthetic management and the interdisciplinary rehabilitation for persons with lower limb amputations.

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 POR3CTT

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate clinical and research evidence of the aetiology and surgical management of transtibial, ankle disarticulation and partial foot amputation

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, journal clubs, literature analysis

02. Investigate, evaluate and analyse amputee gait applying knowledge of biomechanics of normal and prosthetic gait common to people with below knee amputations

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, journal clubs, literature analysis

03. Investigate, evaluate and analyse transtibial prosthetic:- gait deviations, alignment methods, alignment corrections and biomechanical functions of below knee prosthetic limbs.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, journal clubs, literature analysis

04. Critically analyse, evaluate and justify selection of components including prosthetic socket designs, materials and feet to meet the needs of a range of below knee amputees, based on available evidence of function.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, journal clubs, literature analysis

05. Evaluate, reflect on and analyse the needs of amputees and prescribe prosthetic limbs to meet these goals and outcomes

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, journal clubs, literature analysis

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word equivalent quizContent will be based on materials presented in Weeks 1-4 , questions will enable students to determine progress with learning and provide practice for end of semester final examination20 01, 02, 04, 05
One 1.5-hour Written Examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,250-word Written AssignmentDepending on topic selected, not all of the ILOs will be required to be met as part of the submission30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05