SPECIAL POPULATIONS IN PODIATRY

POD5SPP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Sporting and younger patients are commonly seen in podiatric practice and represent areas of clinical specialisations. This subject will prepare students for clinical practice in these sub-disciplines. In this subject students will develop the clinical reasoning and clinical management skills for meeting the requirements of specific populations of patients commonly seen in sports medicine and paediatrics.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Cotchett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (POD4PAM and POD5MFP). Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDM,HZHPDS,HZHPDW, HZLLPP- Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, HMPOD,HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the role of the podiatrist in the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine and the specialised skills required and discuss the impact of contemporary issues in these fields. You will be able to: (a) explain the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine; (b) describe the role of the podiatriists in paediatrics and sports medicine; (c) identify and discuss key contempory issues in each of the disciplines; (d) identify and discuss the special requirements of the clients in each of the disciplines.

Activities:
Group discussions. Video interviews with experts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)

02. Function competently in the multidisciplinary environments of paediatrics, sports medicine and gerontology. You will be able to: (a) describe the role of other health professionals that are involved in the disciplines of paediatrics and, sports medicine; (b) differentiate between medical understandings and the public/media perceptions of contemporary issues; (c) accept and interpret referrals from other health professionals; (d) write referrals to other health professionals.

Activities:
Group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)

03. Assess and manage the issues of patients presenting in podiatric clinical practice in the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine. You will be able to: (a) perform assessments specific to the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine for the podiatric management of these clients; (b) plan the management of the issues specific to clients in the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine.

Activities:
Lectures. Group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Determine and communicate the aetiology, pathology, clinical features, management of the podiatric relevant pathologies that occur in the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine. You will be able to: (a) describe the aetiology, pathology, clinical features, management of the podiatric relevant pathologies that occur in the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine; (b) determine the strategies for the prevention of the podiatric relevant pathologies presenting in the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine; (c) decide on the strategies for the management of the podiatric relevant pathologies presenting in the disciplines of paediatrics and sports medicine.

Activities:
Group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Cotchett

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via distance education.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word assignment35 01, 02, 03, 04
one group online digital 20-min presentation (equiv to 750 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
one 120-min online MCQ exam (with case studies embedded into the exam) (equiv to 2000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarl Landorf

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via distance education.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word assignment35 01, 02, 03, 04
one group online digital 20-min presentation (equiv to 750 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
one 120-min online MCQ exam (with case studies embedded into the exam) (equiv to 2000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04