Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the historical context of prosthetics and orthotics profession through a review of key developments in the profession in the Australian and global context. The content will focus on specific trends in prosthetics and orthotics, research in the professional environment, clinical developments based on evidence based practice, technology in prosthetics and orthotics, the impact of global issues on prosthetic and orthotic care and services, changes to the environment of care and the professional role of the current day clinician.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGregory Halford

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 and have passed HLT1IPP


Incompatible subjectsN/A

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


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. Compare and contrast the Prosthetics and Orthotics profession in Australia and internationally.
02. Discuss ethical, social, cultural and environmental implications of professional and personal activities.
03. Illustrate an understanding of the impact of developments in prosthetic and orthotics practice. Including changes in technology, service provision, devices and clinical applications.
04. Translate complex information into an appropriate mode to inform others with specific needs and context.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 10-14, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGregory Halford

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 13
Two 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 11 - 11
One 2.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
Pre-clinical preparation for POR3CPE


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assessment (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 20 minute group oral presentation and poster submission (750 words equivalent per student) Students will be required to give an oral presentation and submit a poster in groups regarding a technological advance in Prosthetics and Orthotics.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Test (1000 words equivalent) 1 hour test plus additional 10 minutes reading time consisting of multiple choice, short answer and long answer questionsN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3