THE HIGH-RISK FOOT

POD5HRF

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject prepares students for clinical practice in dealing with patients who present with medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, and various disorders that affect circulation and sensation to the lower limb and foot and places them at increased risk of complications. Through exploration of the pathophysiological processes involved in development of the clinical complications, including chronic ulceration, serious infection and lower limb amputaton, caused by altered vascular, neurological and/or mechanical status, students will gain skill in applying knowledge and evidence to clinical cases. Management of wounds that often occur in these high-risk feet is emphasised. In this subject, students will engage with online resources, published journal articles, case studies and face-to-face workshops to aquire skills and knowledge of the high-risk foot.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (HBS2PAT, POD4PAM, POD4PPC). Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHPOD, HZHPDB, HZHPDM, HZHPDS, HZHPDW - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HZLLPP, Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice.Or admission in HMPOD, HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTo be listed in the subject learning materialsPreliminary..

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyze the physical, psychological and social effects for patients, their family and community, of foot and lower limb complications that can arise from diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders and vascular disorders of relevance.

Activities:
All ILO's are delivered using a variety of approaches including; interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

02. Generate assessments required for a diagnosis of a patient and, given the results, evaluate the patient and classify their risk of developing serious foot-related complications from diabetes-mellitus, and neurological and vascular disorders of relevance.

Activities:
All ILO's are delivered using a variety of approaches including; interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

03. Synthesize and analyze an initial and ongoing case management plan for a patient.

Activities:
All ILO's are delivered using a variety of approaches including; interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

04. Synthesize and analyze wound management on chronic ulceration of the foot and ankle for a given patient.

Activities:
All ILO's are delivered using a variety of approaches including; interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

05. Use reflection and an evidence-based approach to develop and maintain your knowledge and skills and enhance your abiliity as a podiatrist in providing contemporary complex care in high-risk foot practice.

Activities:
All ILO's are delivered using a variety of approaches including; interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"eight-one hour lectures across the semester"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five 40-minute multiple choice exams (20 questions)Weighting 2% per quiz10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,000-word assignment completed in pairs plus a concept map (750-word equivalent per student)20 01, 05
One 1-hour written examination, with 15 minutes reading time40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 10-minute oral team presentation (2-3 minutes per student, equivalent to 250 words)30 04, 05