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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:
explain the relationship between the foot, footwear, an existing orthotic or prosthetic appliance and its fitting and functional principles and limitations
apply the principles in selecting, fitting, and modifying prefabricated medical grade footwear for clients with medical foot/footwear issues to improve their quality of life
discuss the different materials used in prefabricated footwear, their properties and how to work with them
describe and apply design and construction principles of footwear, sports footwear, safety / protective footwear and medical grade footwear for optimal performance
explain the special design and functional features of prefabricated medical footwear
describe a Pedorthic laboratory, its equipment, materials and Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues
Teaching and assessment
Prescribed learning resources
- Decker, W & Albert, S, 2003, Contemporary Pedorthics, Elton Wolf Publishing.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.
Commonwealth Supported courses
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