Course Coordinator:Adam Holden (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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Using previous knowledge and psychomotor skills learnt regarding prosthetic and orthotic treatment, this course will teach you to reason through specific case study and simulated model experiences. In this course, you will learn how to approach the clinical assessment of an individual in a systematic manner and interpret the data assessed to create holistic evidence-based treatment plans, both for an individual and across various communities to improve access and care.
|Learning materials – Independent structured learning materials||5hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Tutorial/workshop||3hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Laboratory 1 – Laboratory||4hrs||Week 1||8 times|
Module 1: Clinical reasoning frameworks and application in a clinical setting
Module 2: Using reasoning in varied clinical pathologies (Motor neurone conditions, vascular disease, post-acute prosthetic management)
Module 3: Application of clinical prescription and justification skills
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 the validity and importance of client information and outcomes to improve clinical decision making.||Creative and critical thinker||
1.1.2, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.5, 2.3.8, 2.5.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3
|2||Propose and justify an evidence-based prosthetic and/or orthotic care plan that addresses client-centred goals||Creative and critical thinker||
1.1.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, 2.3.8, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 4.2.3, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3
|3||Demonstrate professional (effective and safe) assessment, critical thinking and psychomotor skills in simulated clinical settings||Empowered||
1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.4, 3.1.1, 4.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 6.2.5
|4||Communicate effectively using oral and/or written forms with the intended audience (client, peer, external bodies) to facilitate informed decision making.||Empowered||
1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.7, 2.4.6, 4.2.2, 6.1.2, 6.1.4
|5||Plan and perform the manufacture and/or modification of an orthosis/prosthesis to comply with profession standards in the technical quality and clinical functionality of finished device.||Creative and critical thinker||
2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 6.2.5
|The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association|
|1.1.2||Ensures the client is the focus of the care pathway|
|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|
|1.3.1||Provides clinical justification for prescribed orthotic/prosthetic client treatment|
|1.3.2||Provides relevant information in order to facilitate client access to care|
|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|
|1.1.3||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|
|2.1.1||Identifies subjective and objective information to enable development of an appropriate orthotic/prosthetic care plan|
|2.2.1||Accesses and utilises evidence to guide clinical decisions|
|2.3.2||Considers the information obtained, the client and/or carer’s goals and evidence when formulating treatment options|
|2.3.3||Discusses treatment options with the client and/or carer to support client centred care and informed choice|
|2.3.5||Identifies clients who require collaborative care and liaises with the health professional team to ensure integrates care planning|
|2.3.8||Selects appropriate outcome measures|
|2.5.2||Maintains legible, concise and accurate documentation using contemporary methods|
|2.3.6||Determines and justifies the design details of the orthosis/prosthesis prescription|
|2.3.7||Includes client, carer and/or health professional team education and follow-up when planning treatment|
|2.4.3||Reviews the client at appropriate intervals to evaluate fit, function, quality and safety of the orthosis/prosthesis|
|2.4.4||Evaluates and monitors treatment outcomes using patient feedback and/or outcome measures|
|2.5.1||Adheres to legislative and organisational requirements for all documentation|
|2.1.2||Selects assessment techniques, outcome measures and other tools/instruments based on evidence, which are relevant to the client’s presentation|
|2.1.3||Performs assessment professionally, safely and effectively|
|2.4.1||Considers all relevant characteristics of the client during orthosis/prosthesis fitting and review processes|
|2.4.2||Uses appropriate techniques to ensure optimal fit and function of the orthosis/prosthesis|
|2.3.1||Facilitates client and/or carer to establish personal goals|
|2.3.4||Discusses short and long term treatment goals with the client and/or carer|
|2.4.6||Discusses progress toward goals with the client and/or carer|
|2.4.5||Modifies treatment to ensure best possible outcomes are maintained|
|3.1.1||Utilises appropriate casting, measuring and/or cast modification techniques to facilitate fabrication|
|3.1.2||Fabricates and/or coordinates the optimal fabrication of orthoses/prostheses|
|3.1.3||Performs and/or coordinates requires modifications of orthoses/prostheses|
|3.2.1||Assesses the orthosis/prosthesis for structural safety at appropriate intervals|
|3.2.2||Ensures the orthosis/prosthesis is compliant with manufacturer guidelines and standards|
|4.2.3||Prescribes and designs orthosis/prosthesis to achieve optimal outcomes within the approved budget for client treatment|
|4.1.1||Facilitates appropriate completion of treatment|
|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|
|5.2.1||Recognises the responsibility to do no harm|
|5.2.2||Complies with relevant laws, regulations, policies and guidelines|
|5.2.3||Abides by applicable codes of ethics and conduct|
|5.2.4||Recognises and responds appropriately if client is at risk|
|5.3.1||Works within professional scope of practice, consent of client and/or carer and authority of employer|
|5.3.2||Seeks assistance or refers on when beyond own level of competence|
|5.1.1||Adheres to legislation and workplace guidelines relating to safety|
|5.1.2||Identifies workplace hazards and acts to eliminate or reduce risks|
|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|
|6.2.5||Critically and continuously evaluates practice|
|6.1.2||Shares skills and knowledge with health professional colleagues and students|
|6.1.4||Seeks out leaders within the profession for advice and mentoring|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
HLT321 and enrolled in Program SC367 with a Prosthetics & Orthotics Extended Major
Basic technical and clinical skills related to Prosthetics & Orthotics care
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Workshops in Weeks 1 and 3 are centred around providing tutor, peer, and group feedback on the development and execution of course Tasks.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece||Individual||30%||
1500 words + product
|Week 5||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 7||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Practical / Laboratory Skills, and Written Piece||Individual||40%||
Practical OSCE 60 minutes, theory component 45 minutes.
|Week 8||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Problem-Inducing Orthotic Design Report|
The goal of this task is to have you apply your theoretical and evidence-based knowledge to design an orthosis to replicate a specific gait deviation. You will demonstrate your knowledge of biomechanics and orthotic theory to design, fabricate and record the outcomes of the device.
|Product:||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece|
A 1500-word report and a manufactured device
|All - Assessment Task 2:Evidence-Based Prosthetic/Orthotic Prescription|
The goal of this task is to continue development of taking an initial client assessment and creating an evidenced-based orthotic or prosthetic prescription.
|All - Assessment Task 3:OSCE – Advanced Skills: Practical and Theory|
The goal of this task will be the demonstration of skills relating to physical assessment, communication, fitting and problem solving. You will be able to demonstrate your understanding of theory consolidated over the session.
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills, and Written Piece|
An on campus performance OSCE and an online theoretical component.
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.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Kevin C. Chui,Sheng-Che Yen,Michelle M. Lusardi,Milagros Jorge||2019||Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation||4th||Saunders|
You will be required to wear Program polo, name badge, Student ID, approved pants, and closed toe shoes during client encounters.
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