PODIATRIC PRACTICE E

POD5PPE

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will apply and extend your 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. You will develop your patient management skills through clinical practice at the University's on-site podiatry clinic and through the Clinical Network schools. You will participate in a range of health care and human service activities, enhancing your 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, you will consolidate and enhance clinical practice and management in various clinical practice settings for a five-week period to enable continuity and evaluation of your patient management.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorShan Bergin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed the following subjects (POD5HRF and POD5PPD) and must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZLLPP, HZHPOD, HMPOD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required240 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Independently perform advanced manual clinical skills to treat clients with complex foot pathologies in a competent and safe manner.
02. Formulate differential diagnosis and apply to treatment decisions.
03. Compose, justify and implement initial and ongoing management plans for foot and lower limb pathologies affecting dermatological, musculoskeletal, vascular and neurological systems using an evidence-based approach.
04. Prescribe, manufacture and customise orthotic devices to meet patients' management goals using an evidence-based approach.
05. Determine nail and skin surgical procedures for common foot pathology.
06. Determine drug therapy for systemic diseases affecting the foot and lower limb by applying the general principles of pharmacology.
07. Demonstrate ability to clinically self reflect and identify importance of ongoing learning

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 04-30, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShan Bergin

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 6 - 6
One 6.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.
Orientation

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 9
One 3.00 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
Pre-clinic placement on site clinic- internal clinic space HS1.67

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Twenty four 7.00 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinic placement  external Allocated by discipline

PracticalWeek: 27 - 28
Two 3.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinic placement  onsite clinic (seasonal clinic) Internal clinic HS1.67 Allocated by discipline

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinic Placement -on-site clinic (surgery clinic) Internal clinic HS1.67 Allocated by discipline not central

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinic placement on site clinic Internal clinic HS1.67 Allocated by discipline

WorkShopWeek: 6 - 9
Twelve 2.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
Schedule In HS3 thurs or Friday during this time rooms close together

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Clinical learning sessions to correspond with clinical practice and subjects in curriculum

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Clinical participation and two formative competency checklists (equiv to 4,500 words per student). Hurdle requirement - compulsory attendance to clinical learning sessions. These are key learning activities associated with understanding of assessment and management of lower limb pathologies required to meet Podiatry professional standards.

Summative and formative ongoing feedback in written and verbal form throughout all clinical placements

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

1.5 hours clinical written examination (1500 words equivalent).

 

Individual online

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Five 600-word reflections on clinical experience (equiv to 1,500 words per student)

Individual online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

One 1,500-word individual clinical case study report

Individual online

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5