PODIATRIC ASSESSMENT

POD4PAM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In the context of podiatric clinical cases, you will develop foundation knowledge and skills in the assessment of the podiatric client. This subject will develop your ability to evaluate lower limb neurological and vascular competence. You will be introduced to several radiographic techniques, including; plain film radiographs, musculoskeletal ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography and bone scan. You will analyse case studies to simulate the prescription of laboratory tests for a range of conditions affecting the lower leg and foot. Online learning and directed reading tasks are complemented by a series of skills session workshops where you develop the ability to perform these assessment and analytical tasks and operate relevant equipment.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZHPOD, HZHPDW, HZHPDB, HZHPDM, HZHPDS or HZLLPP and must have passed HBS2ALF, HBS2PAT, HLT2IEP, HBS3NPM and POD3PPB. If admitted into HMPOD or HMPODB no rules apply.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMerriman's assessment of the lower limbRecommendedYates, B & Merriman LM 20093RD EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE/ELSEVIER, NEW YORK.
ReadingsRadiology of the foot and ankleRecommendedBerquist, TH 20002ND EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse lower extremity vascular function of clients from direct and indirect assessments. Judge the competence of the system and identify complex problems.

Activities:
Directed readings and workshops focus on clinical skills and operating equipment used by podiatrists to assess vascular competence
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Analyse peripheral neurological function of clients from direct and indirect assessments. Judge the competence of the system and identify complex problems.

Activities:
Directed readings and workshops focus on clinical skills and operating equipment used by podiatrists to assess neurological competence
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Describe in a broad sense the mechanism of obtaining images from tissues using radiographs, ultrasound, MRI, CT and bone scan.

Activities:
Directed readings and other online learning activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Select an appropriate imaging modality for diagnostic imaging of specific musculoskeletal tissues, and apply critical thinking relating to issues of specificity, sensitivity, cost and patient safety

Activities:
Learning activities include directed readings, online resources, face-to-face workshops and group work related to the assessment 3 audio-visual recording/presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Prescribe and review abnormal changes to tissue/s from diagnostic imaging

Activities:
Learning activities include directed readings, online resources, face-to-face workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Select appropriate laboratory tests for defined conditions affecting the foot. You will be able interpret the laboratory test results by identifying abnormal findings

Activities:
Learning activities include directed readings, reviewing online resources, and the face-to-face workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Equivalent of one 2-hour audio-visual lecture including addition reading and learning activities (i.e. quizzes and short answer questions)"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour facilitated workshop per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-minute pre-recorded team presentation with one 600-word (per individual) online discussionTeam presentation video is worth 20% and the individual contribution to online discussion is worth 10% (total worth 30%). This assessment task does not examine learning outcomes related to x-ray.30 03, 04, 05
one individual 1-hour online quizThis is held on campus under examination conditions. You will log into LMS and answer 40 multiple choice questions. This quiz does not examine learning outcomes related to ultrasound, MRI or CT40 03, 04, 05, 06
one individual 20-minute OSCE (verbal and written examination)Four stations each 5 minutes in duration. One station will have an examiner present, the other three will be self-directed30 01, 02