Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Develops student knowledge of the mechanics of abnormal foot function and methods of intervention to prevent injury, treat pathology, and optimise gait and mobility.

Unit content

  • Orthomechanical therapy in clinical practice
  • Materials science
  • Orthotic manufacture

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Michaud, TC, 2011, Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders, Newton Biomechanics, Newton, MA. ISBN: 978-0-615-51645-5.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 16 hours total (Over the session)
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Exam: practical25%
Critical review20%
Case study30%
Practical skills25%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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