Develops student knowledge of the mechanics of abnormal foot function and methods of intervention to prevent injury, treat pathology, and optimise gait and mobility.
- Orthomechanical therapy in clinical practice
- Materials science
- Orthotic manufacture
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||describe the role of orthomechanical therapies in the treatment of lower limb pathology|
|2||evaluate the evidence for the practice of orthomechanical therapy|
|3||critique theoretical models of lower limb orthomechanical therapy|
|4||describe the characteristics and uses of materials and techniques used in the manufacture of orthotic devices|
|5||demonstrate practical techniques in orthomechanical therapy|
|6||incorporate orthomechanical intervention into treatment plans|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe the role of orthomechanical therapies in the treatment of lower limb pathology
- evaluate the evidence for the practice of orthomechanical therapy
- critique theoretical models of lower limb orthomechanical therapy
- describe the characteristics and uses of materials and techniques used in the manufacture of orthotic devices
- demonstrate practical techniques in orthomechanical therapy
- incorporate orthomechanical intervention into treatment plans
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Michaud, TC, 2011, Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders, Newton Biomechanics, Newton, MA. ISBN: 978-0-615-51645-5.
Closed-in footwear and a labcoat is required for laboratory sessions.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)|
|Laboratory 6 hours (6 weeks)|
|Placement 16 hours total (Across term)|
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