SCIENCE AND USE OF MATERIALS

HBS2SUM

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain a scientific understanding of the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of some materials used in the fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic devices. Students will also learn the basic materials handling skills required to begin fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic devices and will gain practical experience with materials, tools and machinery. They will learn safe working practices of the University workshops, and how to control the occupational health and safety risks encountered in prosthetic and orthotic fabrication.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZHPO - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, or HZPOTC - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS1BMT, POR1PTI

Equivalent subjects HBS1BMT, POR1PTI

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSUM Practical ManualPrescribedS. Hockey, 2013NATIONAL CENTRE FOR P&O, LA TROBE UNI.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of physical, chemical and mechanical properties of material to the fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic devices

Activities:
Lectures, enquiry workshops and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

02. Demonstrate the safe use of tools and machines to form and present finished prosthetic and orthotic devices.

Activities:
Prosthetic and orthotic clinical fabrication workshops.

03. Apply technical knowledge of materials and fabrication to the development of prosthetic and orthotic devices.

Activities:
Prosthetic and orthotic clinical fabrication workshops.

04. Explain material data sheets and their implications

Activities:
Lectures, Prosthetic and orthotic clinical fabrication workshops.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 19
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conducted in practical laboratory"

WorkShop Week: 20 - 22
One 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conducted in Health Sciences Clinic workshops"

Practical Week: 10 - 19
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conducted in Health Sciences Clinic workshops"

Lecture Week: 10 - 19
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 20
One 1.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student cohort divided in 2 groups. Each group has a tutorial every 2 weeks. Thus require tutorial room for each week."

Seminar Week: 13 - 13
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conducted in Health Sciences Clinic"

Seminar Week: 16 - 16
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conducted in Health Sciences Clinic"

WorkShop Week: 19 - 20
One 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conducted in Health Sciences Clinic workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5hour examination (1,500-words)40 01, 04
One Occupational Health and Safety poster (800 words equiv)20 01, 04
One custom manufactured device and report (1500 words equiv)40 02, 03, 04