EXTENDED ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FOOT

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2021

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 of the 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.

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

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Pocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot Orthoses

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWilliams & Nester

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

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BRUKNER & KHAN'S CLINICAL SPORTS MEDICINE

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrukner, Peter et al.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Australia

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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 of the orthotic management for a range of common foot pathologies.
02. Apply judgement and initiative to safely undertake clinical assessments of musculoskeletal and neurological function in the lower limb.
03. Review and analyse pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics, orthosis design to inform treatment procedures for people with common foot disorders
04. Identify and justify selection of materials, components and fabrication techniques to meet the functional needs of people with common foot disorders.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

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

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Assessment and Fitting of Prefabricated Foot Orthoses and Clinical Report (1250 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Assessment and Fitting of Custom Foot Orthoses and Clinical Report (1500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 30 minute mid-semester Assessment Quiz (500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3
One 30 minute end of semester Assessment Quiz (500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3