Aims to build on previous experience in Clinical Placement I and to provide students with a 7 week full-time continued supervised clinical experience in the provision of pedorthic services to the general public. Within this supervised environment the student clinician will be responsible for case planning and management.
- To take a comprehensive, skilful and in-depth health history from a patient
- To provide biomechanical assessments (sports, neurological and muscular impairment, skeletal deformities)
- To review and interpret medical reports, including radiology results
- To provide clinical assessments (including, but limited to, range of motion checks, skin condition, muscular ability, hands-on manual examination) and treatment plan for the lower limb
- To take a three-dimensional foot and ankle model (casting and scanning) for clients
- To apply skills in the manufacture and/or modification of pedorthic appliances
- To provide client treatment, and review progress and make appropriate adjustments to the treatment
- Overall, to demonstrate a developing level of clinical skills
- To safely and competently determine the limitations of pedorthic practice
- To demonstrate professional competence, attitudes and standards appropriate for practice
- To competently determine the appropriate point for referral to other health care professionals
- To demonstrate developed interpersonal skills, workplace professionalism and teamwork
- To demonstrate professional, medico-legal and ethical principles pertaining to clinical practice
- At all times to observe workplace health and safety regulations and infection control
- To competently present oral and written case studies
- To professionally communicate by written and oral means with clients, peers, staff and other health care professionals
- To critically review literature in pedorthics and related fields
- To show evidence of critical reflection of approaches to practice
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||demonstrate advanced skills to work as a safe, competent pedorthic practitioner||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate a professional level of case management skills consistent with a beginning pedorthic practitioner||Intellectual rigour|
|3||provide person-centred pedorthic advice and appliances for complex/high risk cases||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||display high standards of professional and ethical conduct consistent with a beginning pedorthic practitioner||Ethical practice|
|5||communicate competently and professionally, and present a case study consistent with the requirements of a beginning pedorthic practitioner||Communication and social skills|
|6||critically review pedorthic practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Baumgartner R, Möller M & Stinus H, 2016, Pedorthics: Foot disorders, foot orthoses, footwear, C. Maurer, Germany.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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