Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to provide intervention for people whose impaired hand and upper limb capacity impacts on their ability to carry out needed or desired daily tasks and routines. 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.
1x3-hr lecture/tutorial per week
Orthotic mastery demonstration and experiential report (50%), Case study report (50%)
(BIOS1168 or BIOS5090) and OCCP5207 and OCCP5208 and OCCP5217