PODIATRIC PRACTICE C

POD4PPC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to clinical practice and will incorporate knowledge gained in their earlier academic years with diagnostic and clinical skills. Under clinical supervision, students will provide treatment to clients attending the University's on-site Podiatry clinic (for the Bundoora instance), or an external agency (Bendigo instance). Further, students begin to focus on the theory, prescription and construction of non-cast foot orthoses.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Gerrard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (HBS2ALF, HBS2PAT, HLT2IEP, MIC2MMP, HBS3PCY, HBS3NPM, POD3PPB). Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHPOD, HZHPDB, HZHPDW, HZHPDM, HZHPDS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice. Or admission in HMPOD, HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisites Must be enrolled in POD4PAM, POD4CBP, POD4PAS at the same time.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAssessment of the lower limbRecommendedLinda, M & Turner, WA (eds) 20022ND EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.
ReadingsClinical skills treating the footRecommendedTurner, W & Linda M (eds) 20052ND EDN, ELSEVIER CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.
ReadingsEssentials of law for health professionalsRecommendedForrester, K & Griffiths D 20103RD EDN, ELSVIER AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Competent and safe in a range of manual clinical skills to treat a given client.

Activities:
Competency checklists throughout the semester.

02. Identify and perform suitable examinations, to inform the clinical decision-making process, for a given client.

Activities:
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Case study oral report in groups. Case study written reports.

03. Establish a list of differential diagnoses based on examinations conducted for a given client.

Activities:
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Case study oral report in groups. Case study written reports.

04. Develop a treatment plan for a given client.

Activities:
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Case study oral report in groups. Case study written reports.

05. Behave in a manner reflective of a health professional.

Activities:
Completion of reflective journal.

06. Be competent and safe in the use of equipment necessary for the manufacture and modification of foot inserts.

Activities:
Construction of a direct moulded non-cast EVA orthotic. Competency checklists. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

07. Construct a non-cast direct moulded Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) foot orthotic and modify a prefabricated orthotic.

Activities:
Construction of a direct moulded non-cast EVA orthotic. Competency checklists. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 07-22, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorByron Perrin

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour orthotic learning session per fortnight."

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.
"Clinical learning session."

Practical Week: 07 - 22
One 6.0 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical practice sessions.Pre-clinical orientation starts in week 7 (24.5 hours over 3.5 days). The practice sessions commence in week 8."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15-minute group oral clinical report (equivalent to 1,500 words)Hurdle Requirement - Clinical Attendance Hurdle Requirement - One 10 minute individual oral practice examination equivalent to 1,000 words25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
one 30-minute clinical practice examinationHurdle Requirement - One individual practical task equivalent to 300 words50 02, 03, 07
one 750-word case study reportHurdle Requirement - Two competency checklists25 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Gerrard

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical practice session"

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.
"Clinical learning session"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour orthotic learning session per fortnight"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15-minute group oral clinical report (equivalent to 1,500 words)Hurdle Requirement - Clinical Attendance Hurdle Requirement - One 10 minute individual oral practice examination equivalent to 1,000 words25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
one 30-minute clinical practice examinationHurdle Requirement - One individual practical task equivalent to 300 words50 02, 03, 07
one 750-word case study reportHurdle Requirement - Two competency checklists25 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07