PODIATRIC PRACTICE C
Credit points: 15
Podiatrists are required to assess, diagnose and manage patients with a variety of foot and ankle conditions. In this subject students will continue to develop manual clinical skills, while learning to select and justify assessment techniques to diagnose foot and ankle conditions. Students will be guided to apply frameworks to enable them to implement management plans for patients with introductory podiatric foot and ankle conditions. Specifically, students will build on their knowledge of foot orthoses to manage foot and ankle conditions and common musculoskeletal conditions. 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 by managing patients in the Health Sciences Clinic. 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 Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorGlen Whittaker
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course code HHPOD and must have passed: POD1PPA and POD2PPB
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-ordinatorGlen Whittaker
Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 41 - 43
One 7.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Melbourne Private Practice Observation: These hours will contribute towards professional accreditation requirements
PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
These hours (36 hours) will contribute towards professional accreditation
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.
3 x 10-minute Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) (equivalent to 1500 words)OSCEs take place during designated class time and are not additional time requirements for students
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2000-word written assignment
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Competency checklist (250 words equivalent)Ungraded Pass/Fail: A pass in this assessment is a requirement 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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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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