CLINICAL ORTHOTICS 1

POR1COF

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore the evidence that underpins the orthotic management of the foot in clinical practice. This will include principles, clinical assessment, prescription considerations, treatment processes, and a biomechanical basis of orthotic management for a range of pathologies affecting the foot. Evidence based orthotic treatment of various foot conditions will be presented in the context of current clinical practice. This includes applied anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to orthotic management and interdisciplinary practice.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHPRO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOR3COF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Pocket Podiatry: Footwear

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWilliams and Nester

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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. Discuss clinical and research evidence used in the orthotic management of a range of common foot pathologies
02. Discuss pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics and orthosis design for people with a range of common foot disorders
03. Explain treatment procedures for optimal orthotic treatment of clients with common foot disorders
04. Select and explain foot orthoses to suit a variety of common conditions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour written examination (equivalent to 2000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,000-word written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 45 minute online Quiz (equivalent to 750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4