CLINICAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES

POR3CAT

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 Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJess Fox

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZPOTC or HZHPO and have passed HBS2ALU

Co-requisitesHBS3NPM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOnly available to students enrolled in prosthetics and orthotics

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

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Source locationN/A

Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHoppenfeld, S

Year1976

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Source locationN/A

Joint Motion and Function Assessment - A research based practical guide

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorClarkson, HM.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS

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Chapter/article titleN/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 and independently conduct a clinical assessment on a client, or simulated client
02. Integrate the results from a clinical assessment to develop an effective, client specific treatment plan
03. Perform an efficient assessment, analyse the findings and integrate these with pathology based assumptions to develop a contextualized treatment plan
04. Communicate in a professional manner to perform and report on a client assessment

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-ordinatorJess Fox

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 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 30-min clinical OSCE examination (1500 words equivalent)

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

One 1500-word case study: Clinical skills enquiry

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