INTRODUCTION TO PODIATRY PRACTICE B

POD3PPB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students critically review and analyse principles related to infection control and working with specific patient populations in podiatry. Case studies and virtual clinical experiences are used to develop clinical judgement and problem solving skills, through the application of industry and professional standards for safe and effective clinical practice. Students also develop a range of clinical skills including sharp debridement and pressure relief techniques, by completing a program of skills classes.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (POD2PPA,HBS2ALF). Must be enrolled in HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDW,HZHPDM,HZHPDS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice OR HZLLPP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPadding and strapping techniques for podiatrists (see LMS)PrescribedDepartment of PodiatryFACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LTU, BUNDOORA.
ReadingsClinical skills in treating the foot, 2nd EditionPreliminaryWarren,A, Turner,L,Merriman 20052ND EDN, ELSEVIER CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.
ReadingsFoot problems in older people: assessment and managementPreliminaryMenz, HB 2008CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, NY.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Review podiatric principles related to infection control and working with specific patient populations.

Activities:
Assessment 1, viewing lecture recordings, answering objective structured questions, collaborating via the online discussion and team report, related to establishing clinical practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Develop clinical judgement and problem solving skills, through the application of industry and professional standards for safe and effective clinical practice.

Activities:
Assessment 1, viewing lecture recordings, answering objective structured questions, collaborating via the online discussion and team report, related to establishing clinical practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Minimise clinical and occupational risks associated with practicing podiatry and report incidents.

Activities:
Participation in the clinical workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Work independently, and as a member of a team, to relate, and communicate, observations and researched.

Activities:
Assessment 1 and by participating in the clinical workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical workshop held in the Health Sciences Podiatry Clinic"

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

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Review learning resources included prescribed readings, audio-visual (lecture) recordings"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour 15-minute computer-based examination (multiple choice)50 01, 02
One 20-minute individual clinical-based OSCEAdditional requirements Completion of a clinical competency checklist (Hurdle requirement) 100% attendance to the clinical skills sessions (Hurdle requirement):20 03
One 2000-word team report with online discussion (600 words per student)20% for team report and 10% for individual contribution to online discussion30 01, 02, 04
Clinical Competency Checklist (1,500-word equiv)Hurdle requirement, completed during workshops in second semester. 01, 02, 03