EXTENDED EVIDENCE BASED ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE LOWER LIMB

POR5ELO

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develop a familiarity and understanding of the evidence base related to the clinical orthotic management of patients with c complex lower limb pathologies. You will be supported to learn how to apply and communicate evidence and clinical information to generate appropriate orthotic clinical prescription and treatment planning for clients with complex lower limb presentations. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in the application of clinical assessment, prescription and practical skills in the orthotic management of complex lower limb pathologies with a focus on Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO's). Clinical decision making skills and the justification of orthotic management are emphasized with peer based case studies and volunteer patients. You are expected to apply previous knowledge and skills from preceding subjects.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPOR4CFA AND POR4EFA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents will be randomly assigned to a subject instance that is compatible with their enrolment in this and other fourth year subjects. That is, each student will be randomly assigned to a group of subject instances that are timetabled to enhance participation and avoid clashes for students in that group. This is administered by the discipline of Prosthetics and Orthotics

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

An Atlas of Lower Limb Orthotics, Chapter 6: Knee orthosis and knee-ankle-foot orthoses

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AuthorCondie, D.N. and Turner, M.S.

Year1997

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PublisherCHAPMAN AND HALL, LONDON

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Orthotics: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach, Chapter 4: Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses and Knee Orthoses

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AuthorEdelstein, J. and Bruckner, J.

Year2002

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PublisherSLACK INCORPORATED

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The importance of being earnest about shank and thigh kinematics especially when using ankle-foot orthoses

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AuthorOwen, E.

Year2010

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PublisherPROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL 34(3): 254-269

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A review of the Literature Pertaining to KAFO's and HKAFOs for ambulation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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AuthorFatone, S.

Year2006

Edition/VolumeVOL 18, NUM 3S, PP137-168

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You've heard about outcome measures, so how do you use them? Integrating clinically relevant outcome measures in orthotic management of stroke. Prosthetics and Orthotics International.

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AuthorRobinson, C and Fatone, S.

Year2012

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PublisherPUBLISHED ONLINE 8 JUN 2012 AT

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URLHTTP://POI.SAGEPUB.COM/CONTENT/EARLY/2012/06/08/0309364612446650

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Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorPerry, J.

Year2010

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherSLACK INCORPORATED

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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. Formulate and communicate evidence based clinical prescriptions for the orthotic management of clients with complex lower limb presentations.
02. Investigate, interpret and evaluate current clinical, theoretical and research evidence describing the orthotic management of persons with complex lower limb presentations.
03. Apply clinically relevant professional skills to the provision of lower limb orthoses with creativity and initiative.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 5 - 9
Five 7.00 h block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 5 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students will undertake a 5 week intensive study program. This program involves face-to-face lectures, workshops, laboratory activities.

Field TripWeek: 5 - 9
One 4.00 h field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 5 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
A four hour attendance at a clinical facility off site to observe practice and develop case study for Enquiry 3. As scheduled.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO) project (2500 words equivalent) KAFO = assessment includes clinical assessment, provision, optimisation and critiqueN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3
One 1-hour written examination (1000 words equivalent) Undertaken during the 5 week teaching program.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2,000-word lower limb orthotic evidence review and clinical improvement proposalN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
One 20-min oral presentation (1000 words equiv) & one 3,000-word assignment (4000 words total equiv) Formulation and presentation of an evidence based clinical management planN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 27-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 27 - 31
Five 7.00 h block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students will undertake a 5 wk intensive study program. This program involves face-to-face lectures, workshops, laboratory activities.

Field TripWeek: 27 - 31
One 4.00 h field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
A four hour attendance at a clinical facility off site to observe practice and develop case study for Enquiry 3. As scheduled.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO) project (2500 words equivalent) KAFO = assessment includes clinical assessment, provision, optimisation and critiqueN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3
One 1-hour written examination (1000 words equivalent) Undertaken during the 5 week teaching program.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2,000-word lower limb orthotic evidence review and clinical improvement proposalN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
One 20-min oral presentation (1000 words equiv) & one 3,000-word assignment (4000 words total equiv) Formulation and presentation of an evidence based clinical management planN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3