MANAGEMENT OF THE UPPER LIMB
Credit points: 15
In this subject students gain an understanding of the theoretical basis for, and the clinical practice of, prosthetic and orthotic management of the upper limb. This subject is designed to develop students' understanding of upper limb including applied anatomy, pathomechanics & an introduction to a range of upper limb specific pathologies. The curriculum focuses on developing clinical skills necessary to provide services to persons with upper limb loss or weakness including: undertaking a detailed assessment of the client, develop a well evidenced prescription that meets the client's needs & undertake accurate measurement, casting, fabrication, fitting & adjustment of common upper limb prostheses and/or orthoses. Students will work closely with a variety of clients with upper limb deficiency to further develop their communication skills & ability to establish good working relationships. Students gain practical experience in the application of prostheses & orthoses for the upper limb.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorClaudia Doebrich
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in: HZPOTC AND must have passed POR3SLF; OR Must be admitted in HMCPO and no other rules apply
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Doebrich
Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twenty seven 1.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students in independent lab sessions with OH&S oversight. Sessions noted in timetable.
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Twenty 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
Thirty one 1.00 h practical 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 blended.
One 2 hour Written Examination (2000 word equivalent)
One Upper Limb Orthotics Project (1000 word equivalent)
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One Upper Limb Prosthetics Project (1500 word equivalent)
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