Introduces students to the concepts of lower limb assessment and diagnostics. Students will learn in a collaborative practical laboratory environment.
Initial approach to assessment of a patient
- Obtaining and interpreting a client history
- Systemic health and chronic disease
Clinical assessment of the body systems in relation to lower limbs
- Vascular assessment
- Neurological assessment
- Musculoskeletal assessment
- Dermatological assessment
- Footwear assessment
Assessment of specific patient groups:
- Assessment of the paediatric patient
- Assessment of the older person
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:|
|1||discuss relevance of patient history in assessment of the lower limb|
|2||perform clinical assessments of the lower limb|
|3||interpret physical assessment results with respect to the evidence base|
|4||interpret assessment results to inform diagnosis of lower limb conditions|
|5||develop evidence-based strategies to assess a patient’s health and presenting concerns|
|6||discuss roles of other health professionals in assessment of the lower limb.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- discuss relevance of patient history in assessment of the lower limb
- perform clinical assessments of the lower limb
- interpret physical assessment results with respect to the evidence base
- interpret assessment results to inform diagnosis of lower limb conditions
- develop evidence-based strategies to assess a patient’s health and presenting concerns
- discuss roles of other health professionals in assessment of the lower limb.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- This book is available as an e-Book: Yates, B, 2008, Merriman’s Assessment of the Lower Limb , 3rd edn, Churchill Livingston.
Students must purchase their own assessment instrumentation. Details on cost and purchase process will be provided prior to the start of session. Closed-in footwear must be worn for all laboratory sessions.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hr (6 wks)|
|Laboratory 6 hrs (6 wks)|
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