EXTENDED EVIDENCE BASED ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE LOWER LIMB

POR5ELO

2020

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 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.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR4EFA and POR4CFA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students 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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA review of the Literature Pertaining to KAFO's and HKAFOs for ambulation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics.PrescribedFatone, S. 2006VOL 18, NUM 3S, PP137-168
ReadingsThe importance of being earnest about shank and thigh kinematics especially when using ankle-foot orthosesPrescribedOwen, E. 2010PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL 34(3): 254-269
ReadingsYou'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.PrescribedRobinson, C and Fatone, S. 2012PUBLISHED ONLINE 8 JUN 2012 AT HTTP://POI.SAGEPUB.COM/CONTENT/EARLY/2012/06/08/0309364612446650
ReadingsAn Atlas of Lower Limb Orthotics, Chapter 6: Knee orthosis and knee-ankle-foot orthosesPreliminaryCondie, D.N. and Turner, M.S. 1997CHAPMAN AND HALL, LONDON
ReadingsGait Analysis: Normal and Pathological FunctionPreliminaryPerry, J. 20102ND EDN. SLACK INCORPORATED
ReadingsOrthotics: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach, Chapter 4: Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses and Knee OrthosesPreliminaryEdelstein, J. and Bruckner, J. 2002,SLACK INCORPORATED

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Formulate and communicate evidence based clinical prescriptions for the orthotic management of clients with complex lower limb presentations.

Activities:
Development and communication of client centred, evidenced based orthotic approaches for clients with complex lower limb conditions. Demonstrated through clinical case study prescription and critique activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Investigate, interpret and evaluate current clinical, theoretical and research evidence describing the orthotic management of persons with complex lower limb presentations.

Activities:
Critical review the of current evidence base and process development for the integration of the best available evidence into clinical decision making processes undertaken in lectures, tutorial sessions and assessment tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Apply clinically relevant professional skills to the provision of lower limb orthoses with creativity and initiative.

Activities:
Complex clinical orthotic task (Knee Ankle Foot Enquiry) requiring student demonstration of safe practice and competence in e and device fitting and reporting. clinical provision skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 05 - 09
One 4.0 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 09 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."

Block Mode Week: 05 - 09
Five 7.0 hours block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 09 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."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO) project (2500 words equivalent)KAFO = assessment includes clinical assessment, provision, optimisation and critique25 03
One 1-hour written examination (1000 words equivalent)Undertaken during the 5 week teaching program.15 01, 02, 03
One 2,000-word lower limb orthotic evidence review and clinical improvement proposal20 02
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 plan40 01, 03, 02

Melbourne, 2020, Week 27-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 31
Five 7.0 hours 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 Trip Week: 27 - 31
One 4.0 hours 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 elementComments% ILO*
One Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO) project (2500 words equivalent)KAFO = assessment includes clinical assessment, provision, optimisation and critique25 03
One 1-hour written examination (1000 words equivalent)Undertaken during the 5 week teaching program.15 01, 02, 03
One 2,000-word lower limb orthotic evidence review and clinical improvement proposal20 02
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 plan40 01, 03, 02