INTRODUCTION TO PODIATRY PRACTICE A

POD2PPA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an awareness of the concepts and principles that underpin podiatric clinical practice and the delivery of professional health care. The subject also focuses on basic principles of human lower limb biomechanics and the role of footwear in maintaining optimal foot health.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShannon Munteanu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Communicating in the Health Science

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorHiggs J et al.

Year2008

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PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Human locomotion: The conservative management of gait-related disorders

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorMichaud TC

Year2011

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PublisherNEWTON BIOMECHANICS: MASSACHUSETTS

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Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb

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AuthorYates B

Year2009

Edition/Volume3RD EDITION

PublisherENDINBURGH: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE

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Foot problems in older people: assessment and management

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AuthorMenz, HB

Year2008

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PublisherEDINBURGH; NEW YORK: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

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. Work independently and as part of a team to implement clinical practices that the podiatrist will use in the context of an interdisciplinary healthcare environment. You should be able to: a. describe the role of allied health professionals. b. describe the foundations of good communication between practitioner and patient and give examples of barriers and aids to good communication. c. Differentiate between different categories of medical information for recording and decision making purposes. d. Create clinical records in keeping with legal and ethical standards. e. Perform sterilisation and disinfection techniques. f. Make and justify clinical decisions for the management of common medical disorders. g. Communicate effectively using a variety of modes/technologies.
02. Assess a client's lower limb biomechanics, and identify and explain any gait abnormalities and possible aetiologies. You should be able to: a. describe the normal range of lower limb joint movement during standing and walking. b. List factors that influence the position of lower limb joints. c. describe common aetiologies for abnormal gait. d. Use recognised procedures to assess foot posture and dynamic gait.
03. Determine modifications to specific footwear that will prevent or treat a given pathology You should be able to: a. Identify and describe the function of individual components of a shoe. b. explain the link between footwear and the development of lower limb pathologies. c. Independently conduct an assessment of footwear, identifying any aspects likely to cause pathologies.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShannon Munteanu

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 15-minute presentation (team) Equivalent to 1,500 word essay per team (approximately 400 words per team member)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3
One 500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1
One 20-minute practical examination Equivalent to 1,000 word essayN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2
six 20-minute LMS quizzes Equivalent to 2,000 word essayN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3