Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop the clinical and practical skills to provide a range of transtibial prostheses. Students will apply knowledge and skills in the assessment, casting, fabrications, alignment and evaluation of transtibial prostheses. Students are required to complete projects addressing the assessment, prescription, fabrication and prosthetic management of clients with transtibial amputations. Within this subject, students will apply prosthetic theory, patient assessment skills, anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to transtibial prosthetic management. Students are required to demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and colleagues.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaudia Doebrich

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 AND must have passed POR3CAT and HBS2SUM; OR Must be admitted in HMCPO or HHPRO and no other rules apply


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. Compose information obtained from the subjective and objective assessment of a volunteer client into the prescription and fabrication of clinically realistic prostheses.
02. Integrate findings from volunteer client assessment to produce a justified, viable and reasonable request for the provision of a prostheses for a client with a transtibial amputation.
03. Create and evaluate plaster cast impressions of transtibial limb remnants that are suitable to be used for the fabrication of comfortable, functional, weight bearing clinically realistic transtibial prostheses.
04. Evaluate fit and function of clinically realistic transtibial prosthetic limbs to achieve a safe, well-fitting and functional prosthetic outcome consistent with clinical practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Doebrich

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students are in independent lab sessions with OH&S oversight

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Project 1 - Clinical Report - Check Socket (1,500 words equivalent)Assessment, Casting & Fitting activity (1,000 words), Clinical Report (500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Project 2 - Clinical Report - Fabrication and alignment (1,500 words equivalent)Assessment, Casting, Fitting and Alignment activity (1,000 words), Clinical Report - Gait Analysis (500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Prescription and TAC prosthetic Request (750 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO4