CLINICAL FOOT ANKLE ORTHOTICS

POR4CFA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will apply knowledge and skills in the assessment, prescription, casting, fabrication, alignment and evaluation of ankle foot orthoses. Students are required to complete projects addressing the assessment, prescription, fabrication and optimisation of orthotic management of the foot and ankle. Within this subject, students will apply orthotic theory, clinical assessment skills, anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to ankle-foot orthotic management. Students are required to demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and colleagues

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Collins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

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 and no other rules apply

Co-requisitesPOR4EFA

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

Career-focusedYes

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. Use initiative and judgement to safely undertake a clinical assessment of the lower limb in regards to musculoskeletal and neurological function
02. Safely conduct a lower limb cast and orthotic fitting of a client's lower limb, and demonstrate understanding of appropriate lower limb alignment
03. With responsibility and accountability plan and safely undertake a range of orthotic fabrication techniques, including fitting, adjustment and optimisation of contemporary foot and ankle foot orthotic management

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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-ordinatorNathan Collins

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Independent laboratory session

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One ankle foot orthosis and fitting report (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One ankle foot orthosis optimisation and outcomes testing report (1,500 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One prescription exercise (750-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3