INTRODUCTION TO PROSTHETIC MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
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
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.
Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHPRO
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Doebrich
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.
One 45 minute in-class quiz
1000- word clinical report (25%) and 1000-word reflection (25%)
20-minute paired oral presentation (13-minute presentation + 7-minute question)