por3cpe clinical practice and engagement




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents students with the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of contemporary professional environments in Prosthetics and Orthotics in a clinical context. Upon successful completion of this subject, students must have demonstrated their ability to engage in professional clinical and technical prosthetic and orthotic services with a clinical supervisor or clinical team. Emphasis is placed on providing students with an opportunity to experience a range of clinical and technical environments, through participation within a team at their allocated facility. The opportunity to experience clinical exposure will exist in multiple teaching instances within private, public, domestic and international prosthetics and orthotics facilities.This subject aligns with extended clinical expectations and will ensure placement readiness for fourth year clinical school teaching and clinical placements.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Anderson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZPOTC Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics (or prospective P&O graduate entry Master students (HMCPO)). Must have passed POR2TPO and POR2PGC.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate clearly and knowledgably in client / clinician interactions with a clinical supervisor or team of professionals.

Clinical attendance, ward round attendance, outpatient clinic attendance

02. Perform subjective and objective clinical assessments at introductory level and evaluate performance to inform personal and professional development.

Assist with and document client assessment

03. Evaluate and reflect on clinical treatments and services observed integrating current knowledge of evidence based clinical practices.

Clinical attendance, observation of clinical treatments, observation of clinical decision making and prescription

04. Apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and judgement in a professional practice setting.

Clinical attendance, assist with client assessment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2019, Week 27-52, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Anderson

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 52
Two 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will require information, orientation, placement criteria, e.g., WCC, Police checks and vaccination information."

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
One 7.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1 week observational clinical placement"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
2,500 word Unstructured Clinical Reflection (equivalent to 1,000 essay words)Reflection submitted via Pebble Pad. Reflection will guide students through self reflection of professional exposure and experiences.3001, 02, 03, 04
Poster documentation of Clinical Experiences (equivalent to 1,250 words)Template supported in Pebble Pad. Poster presentation will focus on client assessment and treatments.3001, 02, 03
Case Study Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)Template supported in Pebble Pad4001, 02, 03