Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop your understanding of podiatric biomechanics and knowledge in orthotic theory. Authentic clinical cases and enquiry-based activities are used to develop your understanding of the role of podiatric biomechanics and orthotic therapy in commonly encountered conditions in the context of evidence-based practice. You 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 Health, 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 ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities through synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, practical and written examinations, and will apply your knowledge and skills through participation in workshops.

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


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


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

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Perform and justify a biomechanical assessment of the lower limb and foot for a given patient.
02. Analyse the findings of a biomechanical assessment for a given patient.
03. 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


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bonanno

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours 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 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 30-minute clinical practicum examination 

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 30-minute quiz 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3

One 15-minute group presentation (5 minutes per student)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO2, SILO3

Participation in 20 hours of workshops across the semester. This contributes to the students ability to develop clinical skills for accreditation requirements. Hurdle assessment: 80% participation is the minimum requirement.  

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3