Introduces students to the concepts of orthotic and bracing therapy and their role in clinical practice. Students learn about the practice of orthotic and bracing therapy to optimise gait and mobility.
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the concept of mechanical therapy: orthotic therapy: including materials, devices, theoretical rationale, prescription, issuing and reviewing orthoses,||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|2||describe the role of footwear including function, fitting and uses||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|3||describe the role of immobilisation: casting, bracing||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of the principles and applications of various casting methods||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate an ability to take a negative and positive cast and manufacture orthoses.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
- Please note: this book may be available on loan through the SCU library: Valmassy, RL, 1996, Clinical biomechanics of the lower extremities, 1st edn, Mosby, St Louis. ISBN: 0801679869.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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