PODIATRIC ASSESSMENT

POD4PAM

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In the context of podiatric clinical cases, you will develop foundation knowledge and skills in the assessment of the podiatric client. This subject will develop your ability to evaluate lower limb neurological and vascular competence. You will be introduced to several radiographic techniques, including; plain film radiographs, musculoskeletal ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography and bone scan. You will analyse case studies to simulate the prescription of laboratory tests for a range of conditions affecting the lower leg and foot. Online learning and directed reading tasks are complemented by a series of skills session workshops where you develop the ability to perform these assessment and analytical tasks and operate relevant equipment.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites For students admitted in course HZHPOD or HZHPDW or HZHPDB or HZHPDM or HZHPDS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HZLLPP Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice, must complete all in (HBS1HBB, HBS2ALF, HBS2PAT, HLT2IEP, HBS3NPM, POD3PPB), as well as either (both HLT1IPA and HLT1IPB) OR (both HLT1IPP and HLT1RAE) AND; For students admitted in HMPOD or HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice, no rule applies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMerriman's assessment of the lower limbRecommendedYates, B & Merriman LM 20093RD EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE/ELSEVIER, NEW YORK.
ReadingsRadiology of the foot and ankleRecommendedBerquist, TH 20002ND EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse lower extremity vascular function of clients from direct and indirect assessments. Judge the competence of the system and identify complex problems.

Activities:
Directed readings and workshops focus on clinical skills and operating equipment used by podiatrists to assess vascular competence
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse peripheral neurological function of clients from direct and indirect assessments. Judge the competence of the system and identify complex problems.

Activities:
Directed readings and workshops focus on clinical skills and operating equipment used by podiatrists to assess neurological competence
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Describe in a broad sense the mechanism of obtaining images from tissues using radiographs, ultrasound, MRI, CT and bone scan.

Activities:
Directed readings and other online learning activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Select an appropriate imaging modality for diagnostic imaging of specific musculoskeletal tissues, and apply critical thinking relating to issues of specificity, sensitivity, cost and patient safety

Activities:
Learning activities include directed readings, online resources, face-to-face workshops and group work related to the assessment 3 audio-visual recording/presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative 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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Prescribe and review abnormal changes to tissue/s from diagnostic imaging

Activities:
Learning activities include directed readings, online resources, face-to-face workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Select appropriate laboratory tests for defined conditions affecting the foot. You will be able interpret the laboratory test results by identifying abnormal findings

Activities:
Learning activities include directed readings, reviewing online resources, and the face-to-face workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative 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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Equivalent of one 2-hour audio-visual lecture including addition reading and learning activities (i.e. quizzes and short answer questions)"

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.
"One 2-hour facilitated workshop per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-minute pre-recorded team presentation with one 600-word (per individual) online discussionTeam presentation video is worth 20% and the individual contribution to online discussion is worth 10% (total worth 30%). This assessment task does not examine learning outcomes related to x-ray.30 03, 04, 05
one individual 1-hour online quizThis is held on campus under examination conditions. You will log into LMS and answer 40 multiple choice questions. This quiz does not examine learning outcomes related to ultrasound, MRI or CT40 03, 04, 05, 06
one individual 20-minute OSCE (written examination)Four stations each 5 minutes in duration. Two stations will have an examiner present, the other two will be self-directed30 01, 02