PODIATRIC PRACTICE E

POD5PPE

2016

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject the students will apply and extend their understanding of assessment and management of lower limb pathologies and explore surgical and pharmacological interventions in managing podiatric pathologies in the context of evidence and enquiry-based practices. The subject will complement and align with units of POD5HRF and POD5MCF. Students will develop their patient management skills through clinical practice at the University's on-site podiatry clinic and through the Clinical Network schools. Students will participate in a range of health care and human service activities, enhancing their understanding of organisation culture in various health settings. Some activities will be taught out of standard teaching weeks. Within the environment of the Clinical Network schools, students will consolidate and enhance clinical practice and management in various clinical practice settings for a five-week period to enable continuity and evaluation of their patient management.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Holmes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed subject (POD5HRF,POD5PPD). Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDM,HZHPDS,HZHPDW-Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, HMPOD- Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Independently perform advanced manual clinical skills to treat multiple clients with complex foot pathologies in a competent and safe manner.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Case studies. Skills or competency checklist.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Based on clinical practicum experience, patient presentations and applying patient centred care, students will be able to formulate differential diagnosis and apply to treatment decisions.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Skills or competency checklist. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

03. Use an evidence-based approach to compose, justify and implement initial and ongoing management plans for foot and lower limb pathologies affecting dermatological, musculoskeletal, vascular and neurological systems.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Skills or competency check list. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)

04. Using an evidence-based approach prescribe, manufacture and customise orthotic devices to meet the patient's management goals.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Case studies. Construction and/or modification of custom orthoses.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

05. Determine nail and skin surgical procedures for common foot pathology.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

06. Determine drug therapy for a systemic disease affecting the foot and lower limb by applying the general principles of pharmacology to a given case.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.
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)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

07. Demonstrate ability to clinically self reflect and identify importance of ongoing learning

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorByron Perrin

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use internal clinic space HS1.67"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use Internal clinic HS1.67"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use Internal clinic HS1.67"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical learning sessions to correspond with clinical practice and subjects in curriculum These rooms need to be located as close to Student clinic as possible as students will be attending clinic soon after and require a break before clinic"

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 22
One 7.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one week of private practice equal to 35 hours"

Practical Week: 25 - 25
One 25.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seasonal clinic only 34 students undertake one full 25 hour week in Semester one this is done on rostering other students complete this practical in second semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use internal clinic space HS1.67"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
clinical participation and two formative competency checklists (equiv to 1,000 words per student)Hurdle requirement - compulsory attendance to clinical learning sessions 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
clinical written examination, 15 minutes reading time 1 hour and 30 minutes in durationwritten centralised exam50 03, 02, 04, 06
five 600-word reflections on clinical experience (equiv to 1,000 words per student)25 03, 02, 04, 07, 06, 05
one 1,500-word individual clinical case study report25 02, 05, 03

Melbourne, 2016, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Holmes

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use internal clinic space HS1.67"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use Internal clinic HS1.67"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use Internal clinic HS1.67"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical learning sessions to correspond with clinical practice and subjects in curriculum These rooms need to be located as close to Student clinic as possible as students will be attending clinic soon after and require a break before clinic"

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 22
One 7.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one week of private practice equal to 35 hours"

Practical Week: 25 - 25
One 25.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seasonal clinic only 34 students undertake one full 25 hour week in Semester one this is done on rostering other students complete this practical in second semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use internal clinic space HS1.67"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
clinical participation and two formative competency checklists (equiv to 1,000 words per student)Hurdle requirement - compulsory attendance to clinical learning sessions 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
clinical written examination, 15 minutes reading time 1 hour and 30 minutes in durationwritten centralised exam50 03, 02, 04, 06
five 600-word reflections on clinical experience (equiv to 1,000 words per student)25 03, 02, 04, 07, 06, 05
one 1,500-word individual clinical case study report25 02, 05, 03