ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY FOR PODIATRISTS

POD4APP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will apply and extend their understanding of foot and lower limb anatomy, and consolidate and build knowledge of pathogenesis, causal pathways, clinical presentation and management principles of common medical pathologies of relevance to clinical podiatric practice, including selected musculoskeletal, arterial and metabolic disorders. While serving to bridge previous studies in anatomy and pathology with subsequent podiatry theory subjects, this subject also prepares students for clinical practice through hands-on surface anatomy practical sessions and integration of illustrative case studies throughout the subject materials.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice HZLLPP and must have passed HBS2ALF and HBS2PAT or equivalent. Other students wishing to enrol must request approval from the Subject Coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects Nil

Equivalent subjects Nil

Special conditions Nil

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and describe in detail the location and function of anatomical structures of the foot and ankle, and evaluate changes to anatomical structures occurring with musculoskeletal, arterial and metabolic disorders covered

Activities:
Online lectures and images. Workshops.

02. Interpret and analyse pathophysiological changes and causal pathways for common musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle and translate to clinical findings and management guidelines.

Activities:
Online lectures and images. Workshops.

03. Interpret and analyse the pathophysiological changes and causal pathways for the common arterial disorder atherosclerosis, in relation to its effects on the heart, brain and peripheral vasculature, and translate to clinical findings and management guidelines.

Activities:
Online lectures and images. Workshops.

04. Interpret and analyse the pathophysiological changes and causal pathways for relevant metabolic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, translate to clinical findings and management guidelines.

Activities:
Online lectures and images. Workshops.

05. Use key principles of evidence-based practice to evaluate current knowledge of the pathology and management of the musculoskeletal, arterial and metabolic disorders and transmit to clinical scenarios.

Activities:
Online lectures and images. Workshops.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 45-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 45 - 51
One 6.0 hours lecture/seminar every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Problem Based Learning Week: 45 - 51
One 4.0 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via online.

Directed Reading Week: 45 - 51
One 6.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Six 30-minute MCQ online quizzes30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 10-minute group oral presentation30 05
One 20-minute individual practical examination40 01