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Unit of Study PDT20002 - Orthoses and Bracing (2014)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the concept of mechanical therapy: orthotic therapy: including materials, devices, theoretical rationale, prescription, issuing and reviewing orthoses,
2 describe the role of footwear including function, fitting and uses
3 describe the role of immobilisation: casting, bracing
4 demonstrate an understanding of the principles and applications of various casting methods
5 demonstrate an ability to take a negative and positive cast and manufacture orthoses.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the concept of mechanical therapy: orthotic therapy: including materials, devices, theoretical rationale, prescription, issuing and reviewing orthoses,
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  2. describe the role of footwear including function, fitting and uses
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. describe the role of immobilisation: casting, bracing
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the principles and applications of various casting methods
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate an ability to take a negative and positive cast and manufacture orthoses.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:

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