EXTENDED LOWER LIMB PROSTHETICS

POR5ELP

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, you will developed an understanding of, and familiarity with, the evidence that underpins the prosthetic management of persons with complex lower limb amputations. Particular emphases are placed on the clinical presentation of persons with transfemoral amputation, how to prescribe and design clinically realistic prostheses and how to adapt the treatment process accordingly. You will develop clinical and technical skills commensurate with those of an entry-level practitioner and, as such, will be able to provide basic prosthetic services to persons with a range of lower limb amputations. You will develop skills to effectively provide and maintain safe, comfortable appropriate and functional prostheses. You will have exposure to a diverse range of clients to develop skills including: assessment, prescription, treatment planning, casting and cast modification, fabrication, fitting, alignment and adjustment of clinically realistic prostheses.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJess Fox

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPOR3ETT AND POR3CTT

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. This is administered by the NCPO.

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. Evaluate and analyse current clinical, theoretical and research evidence for the prosthetic management of persons with lower limb amputations.
02. Coherently communicate clinical assessment findings to clients, applying specialist lower limb clinical assessment skills.
03. Design, construct and justify prescriptions of prostheses and treatment processes for clients with lower limb amputations.
04. Apply specialist technical skills to safely fabricate and evaluate the structural integrity of prostheses.

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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-ordinatorJess Fox

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
Two 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.
Assessment & casting session at CSN facility, Diagnostic Check Socket fitting at CSN Facility. Students attend in groups of 2-4 at each CSN location.

SeminarWeek: 14 - 24
Two 1.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
Student presentations for prescription exercise and seminar facilitation

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Two 60-minute on-line quizzes (2,000-words equivalent total) MCQ questions are marked automatically, short answer sections require staff markingN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3
Prescription exercise: written medical record and clinical justification (equivalent to 4,500 words) Written prescription is supported by workshops and submitted prior to verbal presentationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Fifty minute seminar presentation (equivalent to 2,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJess Fox

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 week intensive study program. This program involves face-to- face lectures, workshops, laboratory activities.

Field TripWeek: 27 - 31
Two 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.
Assessment & casting session at CSN facility, Diagnostic Check Socket fitting at CSN Facility. Students attend in groups of 2-4 at each CSN location.

SeminarWeek: 36 - 44
Two 1.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
Student presentations for prescription exercise and seminar facilitation

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Two 60-minute on-line quizzes (2,000-words equivalent total) MCQ questions are marked automatically, short answer sections require staff markingN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3
Prescription exercise: written medical record and clinical justification (equivalent to 4,500 words) Written prescription is supported by workshops and submitted prior to verbal presentationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Fifty minute seminar presentation (equivalent to 2,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3