CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS IN PODIATRY

POD4CBP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop their understanding of podiatric biomechanics and knowledge in orthotic theory. Authentic clinical cases and enquiry-based activities are used to develop the student's understanding of the role of podiatric biomechanics and orthotic therapy in commonly encountered conditions in the context of evidence-based practice. Students will complete a program of practicums and start to develop a range of clinical skills that underpin the biomechanical management of the cases examined.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bonanno

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed POD3PPB and be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDW,HZHPDM,HZHPDS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice OR HZLLPP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice Or admission in HMPOD, HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. On successful completion of this subject, you should be able to select, perform and justify a biomechanical assessment of the lower limb and foot for a given patient.
02. On the successful completion of this subject, you should be able to analyse the findings of a biomechanical assessment for a given patient.
03. On the successful completion of this subject, you should be able to use an evidence-based approach when undertaking the management of a patient in the context of their individual biomechanics.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bonanno

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 40-minute clinical practicum examination (2,000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 30-minute quiz (500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3
One group presentation (1,250 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3