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Gold Coast

Unit description

Develops student knowledge of the mechanics of abnormal foot function and methods of intervention to prevent injury, treat pathology, and optimise gait and mobility.

Unit content

  • Orthomechanical therapy in clinical practice
  • Materials science
  • Orthotic manufacture

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the role of orthomechanical therapies in the treatment of lower limb pathologyKnowledge of a discipline
2evaluate the evidence for the practice of orthomechanical therapyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3critique theoretical models of lower limb orthomechanical therapyIntellectual rigour
4describe the characteristics and uses of materials and techniques used in the manufacture of orthotic devicesKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate practical techniques in orthomechanical therapyKnowledge of a discipline
6incorporate orthomechanical intervention into treatment plansKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. describe the role of orthomechanical therapies in the treatment of lower limb pathology
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. evaluate the evidence for the practice of orthomechanical therapy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critique theoretical models of lower limb orthomechanical therapy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. describe the characteristics and uses of materials and techniques used in the manufacture of orthotic devices
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate practical techniques in orthomechanical therapy
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. incorporate orthomechanical intervention into treatment plans
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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