This course will introduce you to more advanced concepts in prosthetics and orthotics, either topics that are inherently more difficult or are newer developments within the field. This series of workshops will be run in conjunction with experts in their fields whenever possible and use a practical approach to learning the material. This course will have you critically evaluate and communicate strategies of best practice regarding the use of technology and techniques to improve the quality and provision of prosthetic and orthotic care.
|Learning materials – Independent structured learning materials||4hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Tutorial/Workshop||2hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Tutorial/workshop||4hrs||Week 1||8 times|
Module 1: Advanced Lower Limb Prosthetic and Orthotic Technologies and Techniques
Module 2: Specialised Clinical Practice (Scoliosis & Upper Limb Prosthetics)
Module 3: Advanced Practices using Digital Processes (CAD, CAM, 3D Manufacture)
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||Communicate effectively, based on intended audience, to instruct others on a new technique, technology, or concept.||
Creative and critical thinker
1.1.7, 1.1.8, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.5, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.4
|2||Critically examine new technologies, techniques and/or knowledge in prosthetics and orthotics and discuss implications to clinical care.||
Creative and critical thinker
5.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.4, 6.2.5
|3||Provide a persuasive justification for improving client outcomes through evidence-based prosthetic and orthotic intervention strategies.||
Creative and critical thinker
1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.8, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 4.2.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3
|4||Evaluate and apply advanced clinical theories, practices, technologies and concepts to inform current and future best practice.||Empowered||
1.2.3, 1.2.4, 4.3.2, 5.1.2, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5
|The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association|
|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|
|1.3.1||Provides clinical justification for prescribed orthotic/prosthetic client treatment|
|1.3.2||Provides relevant information in order to facilitate client access to care|
|1.2.3||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|
|2.1.2||Selects assessment techniques, outcome measures and other tools/instruments based on evidence, which are relevant to the client’s presentation|
|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|
|2.3.6||Determines and justifies the design details of the orthosis/prosthesis prescription|
|2.3.8||Selects appropriate outcome measures|
|2.5.1||Adheres to legislative and organisational requirements for all documentation|
|2.5.2||Maintains legible, concise and accurate documentation using contemporary methods|
|4.2.3||Prescribes and designs orthosis/prosthesis to achieve optimal outcomes within the approved budget for client treatment|
|4.3.2||Participates in audit processes and quality improvement initiative|
|5.3.3||Recognises where further training is required to conduct competent practice|
|5.1.2||Identifies workplace hazards and acts to eliminate or reduce risks|
|6.1.1||Undertakes independent learning to further own knowledge and skills on a continuous basis|
|6.1.2||Shares skills and knowledge with health professional colleagues and students|
|6.1.5||Offers constructive feedback and assistance to other health professionals|
|6.2.1||Assesses and critically analyses sources of evidence|
|6.2.2||Demonstrates a systematic approach to analysis and decision making|
|6.2.4||Demonstrates knowledge of new techniques and technology relevant to orthotics/prosthetics|
|6.1.3||Participates in health professional training and research as opportunities arise|
|6.2.5||Critically and continuously evaluates practice|
|6.2.3||Integrates evidence and new learning into practice to improve health outcomes for clients|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
HLT320 and enrolled in Program SC367 with a Prosthetics & Orthotics Extended Major
Clinical and technical skill in prosthetics and orthotics
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In week 2, you will take part in a series of simulations that will prepare you for Task 3 and provide feedback on your performance.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2||Artefact - Creative||Individual||20%||
|Week 7||Online Submission|
|All||3||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
|Week 8||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Justification of Advanced Technologies|
This task will have you respond, using current and appropriate literature, to a denial for advanced components/treatment that you submitted for a client. The goal is to provide convincing evidence that the proposed treatment is the most reasonable and necessary a client using evidence and solid clinical reasoning.
This task will have you complete a justification letter in response to a denial for use of an advanced technology for a client, where the request for the use of a cheaper options is suggested. You will need to formulate a response that justifies the proposed prescription using evidence-based practice concepts. You will need to discuss the various options and supporting literature. Format will be presented on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Infographic on Advance Practice|
This task will have you prepare an infographic to present to a specified audience that provides information (research, use, etc.) on an area of advanced practice (digital technologies) within P&O.
|Product:||Artefact - Creative|
You will be required to produce a one-page infographic poster on an area of advanced practice that will be presented to your targeted audience (allied health professionals, consumers, etc.). The infographic will need to introduce the audience to how technologies are being incorporated into a particular treatment area in P&O and provide an overview of how it is currently being used, the evidence related to its use and discuss challenges and benefits of the technologies for your target audience and treatment area. More details are provided on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final Examination|
The final examination will test your knowledge of the topics presented within the session and how they relate to clinical care of evidence based practice.
|Product:||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled|
The final examination will consist of multiple choice, T/F, short answer questions on the topics presented in the course and will include long answer/essay questions.
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. Directed study hours may vary by location. 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,Milagros Jorge,Michelle M. Lusardi||2019||Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation||4th||Saunders|
You will be required to wear Program uniform (available from USC Marketing), Student name badge, Student ID, approved pants, and closed toe shoes during client and/or professional guest encounters.
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