INTRODUCTION TO PODIATRY PRACTICE B

POD3PPB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students undertake a comprehensive examination of the basic principles of podiatric management of cutaneous (skin) pathologies, integrating knowledge acquired in first and second year anatomy and physiology studies with podiatric practices. Clinical cases and virtual clinical experiences are used to develop their understanding of dermatological conditions commonly encountered in podiatric practice. Students also develop a range of clinical skills relevant to the cases examined, including sharp debridement and pressure relief techniques, by completing a program of skills classes.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (POD2PPA,HBS2ALF). Must be enrolled in HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDW,HZHPDM,HZHPDS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice OR HZLLPP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPadding and strapping techniques for podiatrists (see LMS)PrescribedDepartment of PodiatryFACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LTU, BUNDOORA.
ReadingsPodiatric dermatology PDF chapters (see LMS)PrescribedDepartment of PodiatryFACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LTU, BUNDOORA
ReadingsClinical skills in treating the foot, 2nd EditionPreliminaryWarren,A, Turner,L,Merriman 20052ND EDN, ELSEVIER CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.
ReadingsDermatology-an illustrated colour text, 4th EditionPreliminaryGawkrodger, D 20084TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.
ReadingsFoot problems in older people: assessment and managementPreliminaryMenz, HB 2008CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, NY.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess and differentially diagnose dermatological conditions common to the lower limb and foot.

Activities:
Assessment 1, viewing lecture recordings, answering objective structured questions, collaborating via the online discussion and team report, reviewing PDF chapters linked to dermatological conditions.

02. Integrate knowledge of dermatological conditions common to the lower limb and foot, to develop appropriate patient management strategies

Activities:
Assessment 1, viewing lecture recordings, answering objective structured questions, collaborating via the online discussion and team report, reviewing PDF chapters linked to dermatological conditions.

03. Analyse clinical practice settings to identify and manage risks in podiatric practice

Activities:
Participation in the clinical workshops

04. Work independently, and as a member of a team, to relate, and communicate, observations and researched.

Activities:
Assessment 1 and by participating in the clinical workshops

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical workshop held in the Health Sciences Podiatry Clinic, comprising total of 20 hrs hours"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 7.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Review learning resources included prescribed readings, audio-visual (lecture) recordings"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 7.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"7 hour placement off-site at The Athletes Foot"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour 45-minute computer-based exam (multiple choice and short answer) (1750 words equiv) 50 01, 02
One 30-minute individual clinical- based OSCE (1500 words equivalent)Additional requirements Completion of a clinical competency checklist (Hurdle requirement) 100% attendance to the clinical skills sessions (Hurdle requirement):30 03
One 2000-word team report with online discussion (4 students per team, 500 words per student)20 01, 02, 04