Extends students' understanding of pedorthic treatment options for clients with complex medical issues impacting the lower limb and the client's mobility. This unit entails the design and manufacturing of pedorthic appliances, including the de novo construction of custom-made footwear and orthotic appliances.
- Limitations of various pathologies impacting on lower limb mobility
- Development of a treatment plan for severely compromised lower limbs
- Assessment of lower limb deformities through three dimensional evaluation
- Application of knowledge of raw materials to construct lasts, orthotic appliances and footwear
- Advanced understanding and assessment of body, lower limb and footwear alignment under consideration of static and dynamic conditions in context with existing pathology and Pedorthics
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||assess and explain the limitations of the severely compromised lower limb and develop a treatment plan||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||describe the process and take a three dimensional representation of the relevant part(s) of the lower limb||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply principles of custom-making footwear, orthotic appliances and functional and fashionable design||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate competence in manufacturing and fitting a finished pedorthic appliance||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||conduct diagnostic fitting tests||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Tyrell, W & Carter, G, 2009, Therapeutic Footwear, A comprehensive guide, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, London.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 8hrs x 2 days (3 wks (6, 9, 13))|
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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