Develops student knowledge of the mechanics of abnormal foot function and methods of intervention, management and control, to optimise gait and mobility.
- Orthomechanical therapy in clinical practice
- Materials science
- Orthotic manufacture
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||describe the role of orthomechanical therapies in the treatment of lower limb pathology||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||evaluate the evidence for the practice of orthomechanical therapy||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critique theoretical models of lower limb orthomechanical therapy||Intellectual rigour|
|4||describe the characteristics and uses of materials and techniques used in the manufacture of orthotic devices||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate practical techniques in orthomechanical therapy||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||incorporate orthomechanical intervention into treatment plans||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Michaud, TC, 2011, Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders, Newton Biomechanics, Newton, MA. ISBN: 978-0-615-51645-5.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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