Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain knowledge of the evidence that underpins the orthotic clinical management of the ankle. This will include principles, treatment processes, clinical assessment, prescription considerations and a biomechanical basis of orthotic management for a range of pathologies affecting the ankle and foot. Evidence based orthotic treatment of various foot and ankle problems are presented in the context of current clinical practice. This includes applied anatomy, pathology and biomechanics relevant to orthotic management and interdisciplinary practice.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Anderson

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 POR3COF and POR3EOF; OR Must be admitted in: HMCPO 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. Critique clinical and research evidence of the orthotic management of a range of common ankle-foot pathologies in the context of interdisciplinary team management
02. Describe, evaluate and justify treatment procedures for optimal orthotic treatment of people with a variety of common ankle-foot disorders
03. Analyse pathomechanics, gait deviations, orthotic mechanics and orthosis design to prescribe and justify ankle-foot orthoses for people with a range of common ankle-foot disorders
04. Identify and justify selection of materials, components and fabrication techniques to meet the functional needs of a range of people with common ankle-foot disorders

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Anderson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 31 - 42
Two 1.00 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Preparation for final year clinical education placement (POR5CEA).

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour Written Examination (2000 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 15 minute oral presentation plus submission of presentation slides (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One case study report (1500 word equivalent)

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3