Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • 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

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

  • Tyrell, W & Carter, G, 2009, Therapeutic Footwear, A comprehensive guide, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, London.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 8 hours x 2 days (3 weeks )
Exam: practical30%
Exam: practical40%

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Fee information


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