EXTENDED ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FOOT

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2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline



In this subject, you will investigate the evidence that underpins the orthotic management of the foot in clinical practice. This includes an in-depth exploration ofthe principles, prescription considerations, and treatment processes associated with the orthotic management of the foot. Evidence based orthotic treatment of various pathologies and foot conditions are presented in the context of current clinical 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 Must be admitted in HZPOTC AND must have passed HBS3PBD and HBS3NPM; OR Must be admitted in HMCPO and no other rules apply.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot OrthosesRecommendedWilliams & Nester, 2010Churchill Livingstone
ReadingsBRUKNER & KHAN'S CLINICAL SPORTS MEDICINE, 4th EditionRecommendedBrukner, Peter et al., 2012McGraw-Hill Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse clinical and research evidence of the orthotic management for a range of common foot pathologies.

Activities:
Online Modules

02. Apply judgement and initiative to safely undertake clinical assessments of musculoskeletal and neurological function in the lower limb.

Activities:
Practical sessions

03. Review and analyse pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics, orthosis design to inform treatment procedures for people with common foot disorders

Activities:
Online Modules, Practical Sessions

04. Identify and justify selection of materials, components and fabrication techniques to meet the functional needs of people with common foot disorders.

Activities:
Online Modules, Practical Sessions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Weekly online module to be completed prior to the practical session."

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment and Fitting of Prefabricated Foot Orthoses and Clinical Report (1250 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment and Fitting of Custom Foot Orthoses and Clinical Report (1500 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 30 minute mid-semester Assessment Quiz (500 words equivalent)15 01, 03
One 30 minute end of semester Assessment Quiz (500 words equivalent)15 01, 03