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Gold Coast

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1assess and explain the limitations of the compromised lower limb and develop a treatment plan
2describe the process and take a three dimensional representation of the relevant part(s) of the lower limb
3apply principles of custom-making footwear, orthotic appliances and functional and fashionable design
4demonstrate competence in manufacturing and fitting a finished pedorthic appliance
5conduct diagnostic fitting tests

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

  1. assess and explain the limitations of the compromised lower limb and develop a treatment plan
  2. describe the process and take a three dimensional representation of the relevant part(s) of the lower limb
  3. apply principles of custom-making footwear, orthotic appliances and functional and fashionable design
  4. demonstrate competence in manufacturing and fitting a finished pedorthic appliance
  5. conduct diagnostic fitting tests

Prescribed texts

  • 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

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 8 hours x 2 days (3 weeks )
Assessment
Report30%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: practical40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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