PODI4106 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- 1) Apply knowledge of podiatric anatomy and biomechanics to the prescription and manufacture of orthotic devices; 2) Demonstrate developing skills in orthotic manufacture to a professional product; 3) Demonstrate the ability to perform a lower limb biomechanical examination and assessment; 4) Demonstrate the ability to Interpret biomechanical assessment for a valid orthotic prescription; 5) Demonstrate the ability to formulate an orthotic management plan; 6) Demonstrate effective communication skills with a patient during biomechanical assessment and issuing of orthotic devices; 7) Understand the current evidence relation to orthotic therapy; 8) Understand the role that orthoses have in patient management and how to relate that to the patient's expectations and outcomes; 9) Understand the role podiatric biomechanics plays in injury prevention; 10) Demonstrate developing ability to review own knowledge and skills in orthotic manufacture.
- Students are able to (1) understand the structure and framework under which orthotics are prescribed and manufactured.; (2) perform a lower limb biomechanical examination and assessment; (3) interpret biomechanical assessment for a valid orthotic prescription; (4) understand the theory of an orthotic management plan; (5) demonstrate effective communication skills with a patient during biomechanical assessment and issuing of orthotic devices; (6) understand the current evidence in relation to orthotic therapy; (7) understand the role that orthoses have in patient management and how to relate that to the patient's expectations and outcomes; (8) display professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; and (9) understand the role podiatric biomechanics plays in injury prevention.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) clinical assessment; (2) assignment; and (3) in training assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Laurie Foley
- Unit rules
- Successful completion of ANHB4103 Normal Systems 1, PODI4101 Podiatric Medicine 1, PODI4102 Introduction to Clinical Practice 1, PODI4104 Lower Extremity Functional Anatomy and Physiology
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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