Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will review the evidence that underpins the orthotic management of the foot in clinical practice. This will include principles, clinical assessment, prescription considerations, treatment processes, and a biomechanical basis of orthotic management for a range of pathologies affecting the foot.Evidence based orthotic treatment of various foot conditions are presented inthe context of current clinical practice. This includes applied anatomy,pathology and biomechanics relevant to orthotic management and interdisciplinary practice.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR3CAT


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot OrthosesRecommendedWilliams and Nester, 2010Churchill Livingstone

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse clinical and research evidence related to the orthotic management of common foot pathologies.

Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination, Written Report

02. Review and analyse pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics and orthoses designs for people with common foot disorders.

Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination

03. Describe, evaluate and justify treatment procedures for optimal orthotic treatment of people with common foot disorders.

Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination

04. Prescribe and justify foot orthoses to suit a variety of common conditions

Written Assignment, Online Quiz, Written Examination

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Summer 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 07
Four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour written examination (equivalent to 1,000-words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word written assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 45 minute online quiz (equivalent to 750-words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 500-word written report10 01