PODIATRIC ASSESSMENT

POD4PAM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will work with the context of podiatric clinical cases, to develop foundation knowledge and skills in the assessment of the podiatric client. This subject will develop their ability to evaluate lower limb neurological and vascular competence. Students 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 students will have the opportunity to practice 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. Appropriately select and critically analyse assessments to evaluate lower limb and foot vascular status.

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 (Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Appropriately identify and critically analyse assessments to evaluate lower limb and foot neurological status.

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 (Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Justify selection and interpretation of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging techniques for use in podiatric practice, taking into account issues of specificity, sensitivity, cost and patient safety.

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

04. Clearly and coherently describe the mechanisms for obtaining images using radiographs, ultrasound, MRI, CT and bone scan.

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 (Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Detect and critically review abnormal vascular, neurological, laboratory and diagnostic imaging assessment findings.

Activities:
Learning activities include directed readings, online resources, face-to-face workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (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 3.0 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 15-minute team video presentation with one 600-word (per individual) online discussionVideo presentation - 5 minutes per student (500 words equivalent). Team presentation video is worth 20% and the individual contribution to online discussion is worth 10% (total worth 30%). This assessment task focuses on advanced imaging techniques.30 03, 04, 05
one individual 75 minute online quizThis is held on campus under examination conditions. You will log into LMS and answer 60 multiple choice questions. This quiz examines learning outcomes related to lab testing and plain film radiography.35 03, 04, 05
one individual written assignment (1150 words equivalent)Four stations each 5 minutes in duration. One station will have an examiner present, the other three will be self-directed30 01, 02
one 15-minute individual quiz (250 words equivalent)This quiz is conducted online by students as an individual assessment to offer early feedback on progress. You will log into LMS and answer 10 multiple choice questions.5 01