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. 

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Oates

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the following course code: HHPOD.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and describe normal skin anatomy, function and flora.

Online lectures and videos, readings from selected texts and journals

02. Describe the pathological processes that are involved in a range of common skin disorders of the lower limb.

Online lectures and videos, readings from selected texts and journals

03. Explain treatment plans for dermatological conditions of the legs and feet.

Online lectures and videos, readings from selected texts and journals

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Oates

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours 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 elementComments% ILO*
One 30-minute online multiple choice examination (equiv to 500 words)Thirty minute online examination15 01, 02
1,250 word individual essay35 01, 02, 03
10-minute group presentation (equivalent 250 words per student)Digital Online. Four students per group10 01, 02, 03
One 2-hour written examination (2000 words equivalent)End of semester exam40 01, 02, 03