Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop your 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. You will develop an understanding of the normal anatomy and function of the integumentary system. You 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. You 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 ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities including online reading, problem-based workshops, quizzes, and written assessment. These activities align with the subject’s intended learning outcomes.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 30-minute online test (equivalent to 500 words) 

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1

1,250 word individual essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3

One 2-hour written end of semester examination (2000- words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3