Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop your understanding of orthotic theory. Authentic clinical cases and enquiry-based activities are used to develop your understanding of the role of orthotic therapy in the management of commonly encountered conditions in the context of evidence-based practice. You 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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdam Bird

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 online learning, workshops, and apply your knowledge and skills through clinical placement.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed POD3PPB and be enrolled in HZLLPP


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesEnrolments accepted until quota is reached.

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

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Prescribe, issue and justify the orthotic management for a given patient.
02. Apply specialised technical skills to safely manufacture common orthoses used in podiatry practice.
03. Analyse and synthesise evidence of best practice when undertaking the orthotic management of a given patient.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdam Bird

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Six 2.00 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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Six 2.00 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


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 30-minute clinical practicum examination

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 30-minute quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One x group presentation, 12 minutes total (3 minutes per student)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Participation in 10 hours of workshops and 10 hours of practical classes across the semester (900-words equivalent). This contributes to the students ability to develop clinical skills for accreditation requirements. Hurdle assessment: 80% participation is the minimum requirement.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO2