INTRODUCTION TO PODIATRY PRACTICE A

POD2PPA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an awareness of the concepts and principles that underpin podiatric clinical practice and the delivery of professional health care. The subject also focuses on basic principles of human lower limb biomechanics and the role of footwear in maintaining optimal foot health.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShannon Munteanu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZHPOD, HZHPDB, HZHPDW, HZHPDM, HZHPDS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFoot problems in older people: assessment and managementPrescribedMenz, HB 2008EDINBURGH; NEW YORK: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 2008.
ReadingsHuman locomotion: The conservative management of gait-related disordersPrescribedMichaud TCNEWTON BIOMECHANICS: MASSACHUSETTS, 2011
ReadingsMerriman's Assessment of the Lower LimbPrescribedYates B (Ed)(3RD EDITION) ENDINBURGH: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 2009.
ReadingsCommunicating in the Health SciencePreliminaryHiggs J et al.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008.

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorByron Perrin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one presentation (team): 15 minutes per member30
one 500-word essay10
one practical examination40
six 10-minute LMS quizzes20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShannon Munteanu

Class requirements

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.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one presentation (team): 15 minutes per member30
one 500-word essay10
one practical examination40
six 10-minute LMS quizzes20