Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents students with the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of contemporary professional environments in Prosthetics and Orthotics in a clinical context. Upon successful completion of this subject, students must have demonstrated their ability to engage in professional clinical and technical prosthetic and orthotic services with a clinical supervisor or clinical team. Emphasis is placed on providing students with an opportunity to experience a range of clinical and technical environments, through participation within a team at their allocated facility. The opportunity to experience clinical exposure will exist in multiple teaching instances within private, public, domestic and international prosthetics and orthotics facilities. This subject aligns with extended clinical expectations and will ensure placement readiness for fourth year clinical school teaching and clinical placements.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Anderson

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 in HZPOTC Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics (or prospective P&O graduate entry Master students (HMCPO)) Must have passed POR2TPO and POR2PGC


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 learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required35 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate clearly and knowledgably in client / clinician interactions with a clinical supervisor or team of professionals.
02. Perform subjective and objective clinical assessments at introductory level and evaluate performance to inform personal and professional development.
03. Evaluate and reflect on clinical treatments and services observed integrating current knowledge of evidence based clinical practices.
04. Apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and judgement in a professional practice setting.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2021, Week 27-52, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Anderson

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 52
Two 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students will require information, orientation, placement criteria, e.g., WCC, Police checks and vaccination information.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
One 7.00 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1 week observational clinical placement


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2,500 word Unstructured Clinical Reflection (equivalent to 1,000 essay words) Reflection submitted via Pebble Pad. Reflection will guide students through self reflection of professional exposure and experiences.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Poster documentation of Clinical Experiences (equivalent to 1,250 words) Template supported in Pebble Pad. Poster presentation will focus on client assessment and treatments.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Case Study Report (equivalent to 1,500 words) Template supported in Pebble PadN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3