PODIATRIC PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT

POD2PAP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Podiatrists require high-level understanding of common pathophysiology affecting the foot and ankle, and advanced knowledge and skills in assessment. This subject will firstly extend students' understandings of foot and lower limb anatomy, and further build knowledge of the pathogenesis, causal pathways, and clinical presentation and management principles of common medical pathologies of relevance to podiatric practice. Secondly, students will work with the context of podiatric clinical cases, to develop foundation knowledge and skills in the assessment of the podiatric client. This subject will support them to develop their ability to evaluate lower limb neurological and vascular competence, laboratory tests and key diagnostic imaging techniques used in podiatry (i.e. plain film radiographs, musculoskeletal ultrasound, computed tomography, bone scan and magnetic resonance imaging). Students will engage with online resources, published journal articles, case studies and face-to-face skills workshops, to acquire skills and knowledge. Students will practice common assessment and analytical tasks and operate relevant equipment.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes HHPOD and must have passed: HBS2ALF and HBS2PAT

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

Readings

Merriman's assessment of the lower limb

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorYates B (Editor)

Year2012

Edition/Volume3rd Ed

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Source locationN/A

Imaging of the foot and ankle

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBerquist TH

Year2014

Edition/Volume3rd Ed

PublisherWolters Kluwer: Philadelphia

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Discuss pathophysiological changes and causal pathways for common conditions of the foot and ankle.
02. Select and justify assessments to evaluate lower limb and foot vascular and neurological status.
03. Select and justify laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging techniques for foot and ankle conditions.
04. Identify and describe normal and abnormal vascular, neurological, laboratory and diagnostic imaging assessment findings for patients.
05. Apply principles of best available evidence to explain the pathology and assessment of common foot and ankle conditions in different clinical contexts.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnita Raspovic

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One individual written assignment (1400 words equivalent)Case study focused on a patient with neuro-vascular pathology.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2

One individual 75 minute online quiz (1250 words equivalent)Questions focused on laboratory based tests and diagnostic imaging

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4

One 15-minute video presentation (teams of 3) 500 word per student equivalentEngages with evidence to determine diagnostic testing pathways for common foot and ankle conditions

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 600-word (per individual) online discussion associated with video presentationEngages with evidence to determine diagnostic testing pathways for common foot and ankle conditions

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5