EXTENDED LOWER LIMB PROSTHETICS

POR5ELP

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develope 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.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJess Fox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR3CTT and POR3ETT

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. This is administered by the NCPO.

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.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials

02. Coherently communicate clinical assessment findings to clients, applying specialist lower limb clinical assessment skills.

Activities:
Client assessment, complex client clinical activity, clinical sessions

03. Design, construct and justify prescriptions of prostheses and treatment processes for clients with lower limb amputations.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, client assessment, clinical fittings

04. Apply specialist technical skills to safely fabricate and evaluate the structural integrity of prostheses.

Activities:
Practical fabrication, clinical fittings

Subject options

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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-ordinatorJess Fox

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 05 - 09
Two 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.
"Assessment & casting session at CSN facility, Diagnostic Check Socket fitting at CSN Facility. Students attend in groups of 2-4 at each CSN location. "

Seminar Week: 14 - 24
Two 1.0 hours 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"

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*
Two 60-minute on-line quizzes (2,000-words equivalent total)MCQ questions are marked automatically, short answer sections require staff marking20 01, 03
Prescription exercise: written medical record and clinical justification (equivalent to 4,500 words)Written prescription is supported by workshops and submitted prior to verbal presentation50 01, 02, 03, 04
Fifty minute seminar presentation (equivalent to 2,500-words)30 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, Week 27-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJess Fox

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

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

Seminar Week: 36 - 44
Two 1.0 hours 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 elementComments% ILO*
Two 60-minute on-line quizzes (2,000-words equivalent total)MCQ questions are marked automatically, short answer sections require staff marking20 01, 03
Prescription exercise: written medical record and clinical justification (equivalent to 4,500 words)Written prescription is supported by workshops and submitted prior to verbal presentation50 01, 02, 03, 04
Fifty minute seminar presentation (equivalent to 2,500-words)30 01, 02, 03