Course Coordinator:Brian Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org) School:School of Health - Public Health
UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
This course will heighten students' awareness of systematic aspects impacting orthotic and prosthetic professional practice and provide the opportunity to understand the impact of this information within the work integrated learning environment. Students will explore the legal and ethical nature of funding, documentation, legislation, policies and customs that affect prosthetic and orthotic clinical practice. Work integrated learning will occur in role-emerging areas, simulated scenarios, and related fields and students will be expected to concurrently develop their professional identity, collaboration and communication skills and ethical reasoning.
|Learning materials – Independent structured learning materials||3hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Tutorial delivered via Zoom, covering assessment criteria, content and fieldwork.||2hrs||Week 1||3 times|
|Fieldwork – You will complete as part of the course a minimum 80-hour placement in an allied health setting.||80hrs||Week 2||Once Only|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – 4 x 4-hourly on-campus simulated clinical education sessions providing opportunities to develop and consolidate relevant clinical skills.||4hrs||Week 2||4 times|
Module 1: Clinical Documentation for P&O; Types of documentation; Legislation, policy and ethical considerations affecting P&O practice in Australia; Ethical and Legal Responsibilities in P&O Practice
Module 2: Clinical Justification; Developing Problem Lists and Goals; Client-centred versus Treatment Goals; Planning
Module 3: Funding and Quotations; Healthcare funding of P&O in Australia
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association|
|1||Critically evaluate upon the way in which legislation, policy and funding models impact ethical and sustainable prosthetic and orthotic practice.||
4.2.3, 4.2.4, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.3.1, 6.1.1, 6.2.5
|2||Communicate effectively, using standardised formats, client information from a basic initial assessment.||Engaged||
1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3
|3||Formulate clear and relevant long-term goals that informs client-centred orthotic and prosthetic treatment outcomes.||Creative and critical thinker||
1.1.5, 1.1.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.4, 2.3.6, 2.3.8, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3
|4||Apply professional and ethical attitudes, knowledge and skills that demonstrates responsibility for your own learning within contemporary healthcare settings.||
1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 2.5.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 6.1.1, 6.1.4, 6.1.5
|The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association|
|1.3.2||Provides relevant information in order to facilitate client access to care|
|1.1.5||Listens effectively to the client and/or carer|
|1.1.6||Encourages the client and/or carer to participate and provide feedback|
|1.1.1||Ensures all interactions with the client and/or carer demonstrate respect, honesty, empathy and dignity and are conducted in a culturally appropriate manner|
|1.1.2||Ensures the client is the focus of the care pathway|
|1.1.3||Ensures the client and/or carer is aware of their rights and responsibilities|
|1.1.4||Obtains informed consent from the client and/or carer prior to the provision of care|
|1.1.7||Provides prompt, accurate and comprehensive information in clear terms to enable the client and/or carer to male am informed decision|
|1.1.8||Uses all available resources to enhance communication|
|1.2.2||Respects, acknowledges and utilises the expertise of other health professionals|
|1.2.3||Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other health professionals to enhance collaborative practice and client access to care|
|1.2.4||Actively participates within the health professional team and seeks opportunities to demonstrate professional excellence|
|2.1.1||Identifies subjective and objective information to enable development of an appropriate orthotic/prosthetic care plan|
|2.5.1||Adheres to legislative and organisational requirements for all documentation|
|2.5.2||Maintains legible, concise and accurate documentation using contemporary methods|
|2.5.3||Safely and securely stores information and acts to maintain confidentiality whilst ensuring availability of information to other health professionals involved in the care pathway|
|2.2.1||Accesses and utilises evidence to guide clinical decisions|
|2.3.1||Facilitates client and/or carer to establish personal goals|
|2.3.2||Considers the information obtained, the client and/or carer’s goals and evidence when formulating treatment options|
|2.3.4||Discusses short and long term treatment goals with the client and/or carer|
|2.3.6||Determines and justifies the design details of the orthosis/prosthesis prescription|
|2.3.8||Selects appropriate outcome measures|
|4.2.3||Prescribes and designs orthosis/prosthesis to achieve optimal outcomes within the approved budget for client treatment|
|4.2.4||Understands and conforms to funding arrangements, budget allocations, statistical reporting and financial transaction requirements relevant to the work place|
|4.2.1||Determines available funding for prescribed care plan|
|4.2.2||Prepares and/or coordinates submission of client funding documentation as required|
|4.1.2||Demonstrates an ability to triage individual client case load within broader facility requirements for client care|
|4.1.3||Facilitates appropriate completion of all supportive activities|
|5.2.2||Complies with relevant laws, regulations, policies and guidelines|
|5.2.3||Abides by applicable codes of ethics and conduct|
|5.3.1||Works within professional scope of practice, consent of client and/or carer and authority of employer|
|5.2.1||Recognises the responsibility to do no harm|
|5.3.2||Seeks assistance or refers on when beyond own level of competence|
|6.1.1||Undertakes independent learning to further own knowledge and skills on a continuous basis|
|6.2.5||Critically and continuously evaluates practice|
|6.2.1||Assesses and critically analyses sources of evidence|
|6.2.2||Demonstrates a systematic approach to analysis and decision making|
|6.2.3||Integrates evidence and new learning into practice to improve health outcomes for clients|
|6.1.4||Seeks out leaders within the profession for advice and mentoring|
|6.1.5||Offers constructive feedback and assistance to other health professionals|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
OCC232 and HLT320 and enrolled in Program SC307 or SC367 and a Prosthetics & Orthotics Extended Major
Limited Grading (PNP)
Activity feedback will be provided by the end of module 2 to provide formative feedback on student performance in Learner Behaviour and Communication aspects of Task 2.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Code of Conduct||Individual||
|Week 8||Online ePortfolio Submission|
|Week 6||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Code of Conduct|
This series of submissions enables you to become familiar with and apply the code of conduct for your discipline and work within its guidelines during a work integrated learning (WIL) experience.
|Product:||Code of Conduct|
During your WIL experience and simulated sessions you are required to complete a total of 96 hours of work and simulated experience.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Portfolio – Professional Practice and Development|
The portfolio has you work through activities to consolidate various skills of professional practice and develop skills in preparing for current and future placements including.
Feedback from your Community Based Learning placement, clinical skills submissions to Canvas, and simulated case performances in class will develop into your professional portfolio.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Written Piece - Response report|
The purpose of this task is to have you use the information presented and discussed during the modules and apply them in a written piece that explores to a current event/issue within P&O that requires you to discuss the professional, legal, funding and/or ethical requirements of a healthcare provider in Australia.
The report will be presented as a formal written letter
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Professional dress for WILs as specified in the P&O handbook, including the use of your Name Tag. You are also required to meet the minimum requirements for placement, as outlined in the handbook and make sure that information is up-to-date within SONIA, the WILs database.
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
Limited Graded Course: This course will be graded as Pass in a Limited Grade Course (PU) or Fail in a Limited Grade Course (UF) as per clause 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 of the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Institutional Operating Policy. In a course eligible to use Limited Grades, all assessment items in that course are marked on a Pass/Fail basis and all assessment tasks are required to be passed for a student to successfully complete the course. Supplementary assessment is not available in courses using Limited Grades.
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