Students will develop knowledge and skills required to provide therapy for people whose occupational performance is compromised by impairments in the upper limb and hand. Causes of impairments include disease, disorders and conditions that affect the peripheral and central nervous system, bones and joints and connective tissues. Skills developed will include orthotic prescription and fabrication, task-embedded joint mobility and muscle strengthening methods and use of oedema and scar management techniques. Students will learn to clearly articulate the theoretical and evidence-based rationale for interventions selected
1x3hr lecture/tutorial per week and independent study.
Orthotic mastery demonstration and experiential report (50%), Case study report (50%)
Weekly attendance is mandatory
OCCP1099 and BIOS1168