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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Extends students' understanding of pedorthic treatment options for clients with complex medical issues impacting the lower limb and the client's mobility. This unit entails the design and manufacturing of pedorthic appliances, including the de novo construction of custom-made footwear and orthotic appliances.

Unit content

1. Limitations of various pathologies impacting on lower limb mobility 
2. Development of a treatment plan for severely compromised lower limbs 
3. Assessment of lower limb deformities through three dimensional evaluation 
4. Application of knowledge of raw materials to construct lasts, orthotic appliances and footwear 
5. Advanced understanding and assessment of body, lower limb and footwear alignment under consideration of static and dynamic conditions in context with existing pathology and Pedorthics 
6. Clinical observation hours

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Explain the limitations of the severely compromised lower limb and develop a treatment plan
2 Take a three dimensional representation of the relevant part(s) of the lower limb.
3 Apply principles of custom-making footwear, orthotic appliances and functional and fashionable design.
4 Conduct diagnostic fitting tests.
5 Provide and fit the finished pedorthic appliance

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

  1. Explain the limitations of the severely compromised lower limb and develop a treatment plan
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  2. Take a three dimensional representation of the relevant part(s) of the lower limb.
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    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  3. Apply principles of custom-making footwear, orthotic appliances and functional and fashionable design.
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    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  4. Conduct diagnostic fitting tests.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. Provide and fit the finished pedorthic appliance
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    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6: