CLINICAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES

POR2CAT

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the theory and practice of clinical assessment techniques. Principles of normal and pathological body postures and functions are addressed. There is significant focus on clinical assessment of medical conditions such as musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders affecting the limbs and spine. Practical sessions develop clinical assessment skills used within the prosthetic and orthotic clinical setting and provide experience in the applicable assessment techniques.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHPRO and have passed HBS2ALT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOR3CAT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Joint Structure and Function

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNorkin, C and Levangie, P

Year2005

Edition/Volume4TH EDITION

PublisherFA DAVIS CO

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Musculoskeletal Examination

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGross, J.M.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Joint Motion and Function Assessment - A research

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorClarkson, HM.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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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. Safely conduct client clinical assessments under limited supervision
02. Integrate results from clinical assessments to develop effective, client specific treatment plans
03. Adapt clinical/treatment processes based on initial assessment findings
04. Communicate clearly and coherently with clients and health professionals when performing and reporting on assessments

Subject options

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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-ordinatorAnthony Francis

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.
Combination of face-to-face and online delivery lectures as per subject timetable

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 45 minute online quiz (750 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3

One 30-min clinical Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) (1500 wordsequivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500-word clinical skills case study

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4