THE HIGH-RISK FOOT

POD5HRF

2019

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 which result in a significantly higher risk of serious lower leg and foot complications developing. Through exploration of the pathophysiological processes involved in development of the clinical complications, including chronic ulceration, serious infection and lower limb amputation, 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 high-risk feet is emphasised. Students will engage with online resources, published journal articles, case studies and face-to-face workshops to acquire skills and knowledge.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

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 admitted 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. Evaluate the physical, psychological and social effects for patients, their family and community, of foot and lower limb complications that can arise from various systemic disorders.

Activities:
Interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

02. Generate complex podiatric assessments and evaluate the risk of developing serious foot-related complications from various systemic disorders.

Activities:
Interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

03. Evaluate complex case management plans.

Activities:
Interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

04. Formulate, reflect on and evaluate wound management plans for chronic foot and ankle ulcerations

Activities:
Interactive workshops, online journaling, engagement with journal articles and online lectures, concept mapping and team tasks.

05. Critically reflect on professional practice and best available evidence to ensure contemporary complex care in high-risk foot practice.

Activities:
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, 2019, 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.

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 online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500-word reflective assignment plus a concept map (2000-word equivalent per student)40 01, 05
One 2 hour written examination (2000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 20-minute oral team presentation (6-7 minutes per student, equivalent to 700 words)20 04, 05