Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will gain an understanding of the psychological, environmental, physical and social factors that can influence the management of paediatric and geriatric clients who use prosthetic and orthotic devices. You are introduced to the clinical treatment process through the examination of case studies, age-specific disabilities and pathologies. You will consider and discuss ways to engage in effective communication as part of working with paediatric or geriatric clients. You will develop a framework for professional practice and client interaction including; subjective client assessment, interview structure, medical record keeping, and reflective practice.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

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 HZPOTC or HZHPO and have passed PHE1IDH and PHE1SDH


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOnly available to students admitted in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or prospective P&O grad entry master students).

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Identify and discuss the clinical treatment process including contextual client specific factors, prosthetic and orthotic and interdisciplinary clinical services.
02. Discuss the mode, media and strategy of competent communication required for common and complex clinical presentations.
03. Discuss and develop an approach to professional practice and subjective client assessment.
04. Apply reflective practice and self-appraisal in professional environments.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 16-23, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 16 - 23
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 23 and delivered via blended.
Subject runs in block mode from week 16 - 23.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 16 - 23
Two 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
Subject runs in block mode from week 16 - 23.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2000 word team report and one 25 minute team presentation (total 900 words per student) Teams of 5 work together to prepare group case study. Written report equals 400 words per student and oral presentation equals 5 minutes per student (equiv to 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Individual Reflective written assignment (1,250 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2 hour end of semester examination (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3