INTRODUCTION TO PROSTHETIC MANAGEMENT

POR2MUL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject,  you will gain an understanding of the common causes of amputation as well as the lived experience of those living with limb loss. You will learn about the healthcare systems that operate in Australia to provide for the needs people living with limb loss or limb deficiency including the role of different health professionals and peer support groups in the care pathway. Later enquiries will introduce you to prosthetic management with a focus on the needs of people living with upper limb amputation or limb deficiency. You will develop the clinical skills to undertake a detailed client assessment from which youll prescribe, design, and fit an upper limb prothesis and evaluate its effectiveness with reference to the original treatment goals.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaudia Doebrich

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will attend lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes that will contribute towards you achieving the subject intended learning outcomes.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHPRO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOR4MUL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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. Describe the aetiology, incidence and impact of amputation/limb deficiency, and the systems of prosthetic care that operate in Australia
02. Design, manufacture, and fit safe and effective prostheses that meet the treatment goals for people living with upper limb amputations or limb deficiencies
03. Develop justifiable and well-reasoned prosthetic prescriptions for people living with upper limb amputations or limb deficiencies that meet treatment goals for clients

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Doebrich

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 3.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
students in independent lab sessions with OH S oversight.

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

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 45 minute in-class quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

1000- word clinical report (25%) and 1000-word reflection (25%)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO2

20-minute paired oral presentation (13-minute presentation + 7-minute question)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO3