PODIATRIC PRACTICE F

POD5PPF

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will consolidate and further develop, integrate and enhance their knowledge in podiatry principles and theoretical concepts for the management of lower limb pathologies using a patient-centred approach through clinical practice at the University's onsite Podiatry clinical and through the Clinical Network Schools. Students will learn to develop implement and evaluate patient-focused management plans for general and specific population groups, incorporating orthotic, surgical and pharmaceutical intervention. Professional placements will be in rural and metropolitan areas to expose students to different clinical settings and health care approaches. Some activities will be taught out of normal teaching weeks.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Holmes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed POD5PPE and POD5MCF. Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHPOD, HZHPDB, HZHPDS, HZHPDM, HZHPDW - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, HZLLPP Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice, HMPOD - Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students will be allocated to clinical schools, private and professional agencies for their placements.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Diagnose and manage more complex lower limb pathologies using technical, communication and research skills.

Activities:
Skills or competency check list. Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.

02. Design and evaluate foot orthoses for complex lower limb pathologies of special population groups using technical, communication and research skills.

Activities:
Skills and competency check list. Construction of custom-made othoses. Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Case study.

03. Demonstrate mastery of pharmacology in podiatric practice

Activities:
Case studies. Clinical learning session.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorByron Perrin

Class requirements

Practical Week: 28 - 28
Four 7.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 29 - 51
One 40.0 days placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical Practicum for 32 hours per week over 10 weeks"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 46
One 4.0 days placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Private placement- 35 hours"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Exam consisting of 3 cases (20 minutes each; 3000 words equivalent total)35 01, 02, 03
Five 800-word written Case Studies (4000 words equivalent total)5 case studies critically analysing podiatric guidelines of practice and applying these to clinical practice45 01, 02, 03
Two 1250-word individual clinical case study reports (2500 equivalent total)20 01, 02, 03
Demonstrate clinical competencies on clinical placement (1000 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Holmes

Class requirements

Practical Week: 27 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 29-33 Block 2: weeks 34-38 Block 3: weeks 39-43 "

Practical Week: 27 - 43
Five 6.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seasonal Clinical - 1 week block per student group. Groups to be allocated by Subject Coordinator."

Practical Week: 27 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 29-33 Block 2: weeks 34-38 Block 3: weeks 39-43 "

Lecture Week: 27 - 48
Two 7.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lecture 1: Orientation to Subject Lecture 2: Professional Issues Day"

Practical Week: 27 - 43
One 4.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 29-33 Block 2: weeks 34-38 Block 3: weeks 39-43 "

Practical Week: 27 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 29-33 Block 2: weeks 34-38 Block 3: weeks 39-43 "

Placement - Off Site Week: 29 - 44
One 7.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One week of private practice (35 hours)"

Placement - Off Site Week: 29 - 44
One 20.0 days placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical practicum that is conducted for 32 hours per week for a five week period (160 hours)"

Practical Week: 27 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Surgical Clinic Block 1: weeks 29-33 Block 2: weeks 34-38 Block 3: weeks 39-43 "

WorkShop Week: 27 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 27 - 43
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 29-33 Block 2: weeks 34-38 Block 3: weeks 39-43 "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Exam consisting of 3 cases (20 minutes each; 3000 words equivalent total)35 01, 02, 03
Five 800-word written Case Studies (4000 words equivalent total)5 case studies critically analysing podiatric guidelines of practice and applying these to clinical practice45 01, 02, 03
Two 1250-word individual clinical case study reports (2500 equivalent total)20 01, 02, 03
Demonstrate clinical competencies on clinical placement (1000 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement 01, 02, 03