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Unit description

Introduces Pedorthic treatment options for clients with foot health or performance issues and introduces comprehensive alterations to various prefabricated footwear, including sports footwear and their construction principles, according to the medical and health needs of the client.

Unit content

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) in a Pedorthic clinic and laboratory environment
  • Materials, design, fit, function, biomechanical properties, application and construction methods for:
    • General footwear
    • Protective footwear
    • Sports footwear
    • Medical grade footwear
  • Existing orthotic appliances and prosthesis and their impact on footwear fitting and function
  • Pedorthic treatment modalities for various foot pathologies, altering footwear properties to manage pathologies and deformities
  • Body, lower limb and footwear alignment under consideration of static and dynamic conditions in context with existing pathology and Pedorthics
  • Pedorthic modalities and their impact on human posture and gait

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the relationship between the foot, footwear, an existing orthotic or prosthetic appliance and its fitting and functional principles and limitationsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2apply the principles in selecting, fitting, and modifying prefabricated medical grade footwear for clients with medical foot/footwear issues to improve their quality of lifeIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3discuss the different materials used in prefabricated footwear, their properties and how to work with themIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4describe and apply design and construction principles of footwear, sports footwear, safety / protective footwear and medical grade footwear for optimal performanceIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5explain the special design and functional features of prefabricated medical footwearIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
6describe a Pedorthic laboratory, its equipment, materials and Work Health and Safety (WHS) issuesIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the relationship between the foot, footwear, an existing orthotic or prosthetic appliance and its fitting and functional principles and limitations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply the principles in selecting, fitting, and modifying prefabricated medical grade footwear for clients with medical foot/footwear issues to improve their quality of life
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. discuss the different materials used in prefabricated footwear, their properties and how to work with them
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. describe and apply design and construction principles of footwear, sports footwear, safety / protective footwear and medical grade footwear for optimal performance
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. explain the special design and functional features of prefabricated medical footwear
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. describe a Pedorthic laboratory, its equipment, materials and Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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