PODIATRIC PRACTICE A
Credit points: 15
Podiatrists are required to use clinical skills to manage a variety of foot and ankle conditions. In this foundation clinical practice subject, essential knowledge and skills for safe and effective clinical practice are taught. Specifically, students will learn about basic instrument handling, infection control and safe work principles. This subject will prepare students for the clinical subjects that are delivered later in the course. The concepts will be introduced in workshops and consolidated through virtual clinical experiences. Professional accreditation requires a minimum level of clinical exposure. Students' attendance at professional placements will contribute to meeting this requirement for professional recognition as a podiatrist.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the following course code HHPOD
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos
Problem Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
These hours (24 hours) will contribute towards professional accreditation
One 2,000 word written group assignment (2 students per team, equivalent to 1000 words per student)
One 40-minute Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) (equivalent to 2000 words)OSCE takes place during designated class time and is not additional time requirement for students
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One 45-minute multiple choice examination (equivalent to 750 words)Online
Clinical attendanceUngraded Pass/Fail, Hurdle: Clinical attendance is a hurdle requirement in order to accumulate total clinical hours required for professional accreditation. (if, for extenuating circumstances that are consistent with the University's Special Consideration policy , students are unable to complete required clinical hours, alternative arrangements will be negotiated). See section C3 of ANZPAC Accreditation standards.
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Competency checklist (250 words equiv)Ungraded Pass/Fail. Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject. As part of students prac/clinical sessions, students must demonstrate competency in various skills that are marked as attained on competency checklist.
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