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 in the context of current clinical practice. This includes applied anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to orthotic management and interdisciplinary practice.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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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

Learning resources

Pocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot Orthoses

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorWilliams and Nester



PublisherChurchill Livingstone


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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. Critically analyse clinical and research evidence related to the orthotic management of common foot pathologies.
02. Review and analyse pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics and orthoses designs for people with common foot disorders.
03. Describe, evaluate and justify treatment procedures for optimal orthotic treatment of people with common foot disorders.
04. Prescribe and justify foot orthoses to suit a variety of common conditions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 7
Four 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour written examination (equivalent to 1,000-words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1,500-word written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 45 minute online quiz (equivalent to 750-words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 500-word written reportN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1