ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FOOT AND LOWER LIMB

POD4OFL

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Heath, 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 ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed POD3PPB and be enrolled in HZLLPP

Co-requisitesN/A

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

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, prescribe, issue and justify the orthotic management for a given patient.
02. On the successful completion of this subject, you should be able to apply specialised technical skills to safely manufacture common orthoses used in podiatry practice.
03. On the successful completion of this subject, you should be able to 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

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdam Bird

Class requirements

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

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Six 2.00 h 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 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
one 30-minute clinical practicum examination Examination period assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
one 45-minute quiz Early/mid-semester assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
one group presentation (1,500 words per student) Late/mid-semester assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3