PODI4106 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ANHB4103 Normal Systems 1, PODI4101 Podiatric Medicine 1, PODI4102 Introduction to Clinical Practice 1, PODI4104 Lower Extremity Functional Anatomy and Physiology
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