Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop their understanding of the pathology, assessment and management of dermatological conditions of the foot. Podiatrists frequently assess and manage clients with pathology of their skin and nails. Students will develop an understanding of the normal anatomy and function of the integumentary system. They will then develop an understanding of the pathophysiological processes involved in development of common dermatological conditions affecting the foot and design intervention programs to effectively manage these conditions. Students will engage with online resources, published journal articles, and case studies.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Oates

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the following course code: HHPOD


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


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise and describe normal skin anatomy, function and flora.
02. Describe the pathological processes that are involved in a range of common skin disorders of the lower limb.
03. Explain treatment plans for dermatological conditions of the legs and feet.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Oates

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Four hours per week minimum expected to view online learning content.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 30-minute online multiple choice examination (equiv to 500 words) Thirty minute online examinationN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2
1,250 word individual essayN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
10-minute group presentation (equivalent 250 words per student) Digital Online. Four students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2-hour written examination (2000 words equivalent) End of semester examN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3