Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore the evidence that underpins the provision of prosthetic devices for persons with transtibial, ankle disarticulation and partial foot amputations. This will include principles of clinical assessment of clients with amputations, clinical decision making and prescription considerations within the prosthetic treatment process. Evidence based prosthetic treatment of various amputation levels is presented in the context of contemporary clinical practice. You will learn to apply your knowledge of anatomy, pathology and biomechanics to prosthetic management and the interdisciplinary rehabilitation for persons with lower limb amputations.

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 HBS3PBD and HBS3NPM; 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. Critically evaluate clinical and research evidence of the aetiology, surgical and prosthetic management of lower limb amputations.
02. Investigate, evaluate and analyse lower limb prosthetic gait, gait deviations, and biomechanical functions.
03. Critically analyse, evaluate and justify selection of components to meet the needs of a range of clients with lower limb amputations.
04. Evaluate and reflect on the needs of clients with lower limb amputations and prescribe prosthetic limbs in context of client goals and outcomes.

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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

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 30-minute on-line quizzes (1000- word equivalent)
There will be two quizzes on subject content delivered at approximately week 4 and 9 of semester as timetabled.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1.0-hour written examination (1,000 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1750 word written assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4