UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
BIO20002 - Biomechanics of Gait AND PDT30002 - Lower Limb Medicine I AND PDT72001 - Lower Limb Assessment I
Develops student knowledge of the mechanics of abnormal foot function and methods of intervention to prevent injury, treat pathology, and optimise gait and mobility.
- Orthomechanical therapy in clinical practice
- Materials science
- Orthotic manufacture
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the role of orthomechanical therapies in the treatment of lower limb pathology|
|2||evaluate the evidence for the practice of orthomechanical therapy|
|3||critique theoretical models of lower limb orthomechanical therapy|
|4||describe the characteristics and uses of materials and techniques used in the manufacture of orthotic devices|
|5||demonstrate practical techniques in orthomechanical therapy|
|6||incorporate orthomechanical intervention into treatment plans|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
describe the role of orthomechanical therapies in the treatment of lower limb pathology
evaluate the evidence for the practice of orthomechanical therapy
critique theoretical models of lower limb orthomechanical therapy
describe the characteristics and uses of materials and techniques used in the manufacture of orthotic devices
demonstrate practical techniques in orthomechanical therapy
incorporate orthomechanical intervention into treatment plans
- Michaud, TC, 2011, Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders, Newton Biomechanics, Newton, MA. ISBN: 978-0-615-51645-5.