PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS CLINICAL TOOLS AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
Credit points: 15
In this subject a scientific understanding of the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of some materials used in the fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic devices will be explored. Students will also be taught the basic materials handling skills required to begin fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic devices and will gain practical experience with materials, tools and machinery. They will learn safe working practices of the University workshops, and how to control the occupational health and safety risks encountered in prosthetic and orthotic fabrication.
SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHPRO
Incompatible subjectsPOR1PTI OR HBS2SUM
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
SUM Practical Manual
PublisherNational Centre for P&O, La Trobe Uni
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 4.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Conducted in Health Sciences Clinic Workshops"
|One 1 hour examination (1000- words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO4|
|One Occupational Health and Safety poster (1000 words equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO4|
|Completion of practical projects and documentation of safe operating procedures. (1750 words equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|