ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FOOT AND LOWER LIMB

POD4OFL

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdam Bird

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed POD3PPB and be enrolled in HZLLPP.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Select, prescribe, issue and justify the orthotic management for a given patient.

Activities:
Blended learning activities, workshops, and group presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

02. Apply specialised technical skills to safely manufacture common orthoses used in podiatry practice.

Activities:
Blended learning activities, workshops, and group presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

03. Analyse and synthesize evidence of best practice when undertaking the orthotic management of a given patient.

Activities:
Blended learning activities, workshops, and group presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdam Bird

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 online.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students attend alternate weeks"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"students attend alternate weeks"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 30-minute clinical practicum examinationExamination period assessment50 01, 02, 03
One 45-minute quizEarly/mid-semester assessment20 01, 02, 03
One group presentation (1,500 words per student)Late/mid-semester assessment30 01, 03