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Unit of Study PODR2005 - Orthoses and Bracing (2022)

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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.

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

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Michaud, TC, 2011, Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders, Newton Biomechanics, Newton, MA. ISBN: 978-0-615-51645-5.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.