THE HIGH-RISK FOOT

POD5HRF

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject prepares students for clinical practice in dealing with patients who present with medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, and various disorders that affect circulation and sensation to the lower limb and foot and places them at increased risk of complications. Through exploration of the pathophysiological processes involved in development of the clinical complications, including chronic ulceration, serious infection and lower limb amputaton, caused by altered vascular, neurological and/or mechanical status, students will gain skill in applying knowledge and evidence to clinical cases. Management of wounds that often occur in these high-risk feet is emphasised.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (HBS2PAT,POD4PAM,POD4PPC). Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDM,HZHPDS,HZHPDW - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice.Or admission in HMPOD, HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTo be listed in the subject learning materialsPreliminaryN/AN/A

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorByron Perrin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
five 100-word, or equivalent, workshop preparation tasks in an online journal25
one 1,000-word written assignment completed in pairs, including concept map15
one 1-hour written examination, with 15 minutes reading time40
one online oral team presentation (10 minutes)20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"eight-one hour lectures across the semester"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
five 100-word, or equivalent, workshop preparation tasks in an online journal25
one 1,000-word written assignment completed in pairs, including concept map15
one 1-hour written examination, with 15 minutes reading time40
one online oral team presentation (10 minutes)20