SPINAL AND LIMB FRACTURES

POR3SLF

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore the context and practice of acute clinical management of clients requiring orthotic and/or prosthetic interventions. This subject is designed to develop your understanding of the role of the orthotist in the acute health care setting and the principles and clinical applications of orthotic devices for conditions including fracture management, pre and post-surgical management and other acute injuries and presentations.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

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 one of the following courses: HZPOTC or HZHPO and have passed HBS2SUM and POR2PGC

Co-requisitesPOR3CAT AND HBS3PBD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOnly available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics (or students prospectively enrolling in Prosthetics and Orthotics GEMS)

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Functional Fracture Bracing

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSarmiento, A

Year2002

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS

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Practical Fracture Treatment

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcRae, R

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE

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Apley's System of Orthopaedics and Fractures

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSolomon, L., Warwick, D. and Navagam, S.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCRC PRESS

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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. Discuss the role of orthotic management in acute clinical settings
02. Evaluate and apply safe manual handling practices for the management of clients within the context of acute clinical settings.
03. Develop and communicate prosthetic and orthotic prescriptions to manage treatment objectives.
04. Evaluate the fit and function orthotic and prosthetic devices provided in an acute clinical setting.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1000-word individual case study

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3

One 1200-word Laboratory portfolio project

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2 hour end of semester written examination (2000 words equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4