INTRODUCTION TO PODIATRY PRACTICE B

POD3PPB

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (POD2PPA, HBS2ALF) AND must be admitted in HZHPOD, HZHPDB, HZHPDW, HZHPDM, HZHPDS or HZLLPP.

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

Clinical skills in treating the foot

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWarren,A, Turner,L,Merriman

Year2005

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherELSEVIER CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Dermatology-an illustrated colour text

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGawkrodger, D

Year2008

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Foot problems in older people: assessment and management

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMenz, HB

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, NY.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Padding and strapping techniques for podiatrists (see LMS)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDepartment of Podiatry

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LTU, BUNDOORA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Podiatric dermatology PDF chapters (see LMS)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDepartment of Podiatry

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LTU, BUNDOORA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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. Assess and differentially diagnose dermatological conditions common to the lower limb and foot.
02. Integrate knowledge of dermatological conditions common to the lower limb and foot, to develop appropriate patient management strategies
03. Analyse clinical practice settings to identify and manage risks in podiatric practice
04. Work independently, and as a member of a team, to relate, and communicate, observations and researched.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 7.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Review learning resources included prescribed readings, audio-visual (lecture) recordings

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 7.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
7 hour placement off-site at The Athletes Foot

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 h practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical workshop held in the Health Sciences Podiatry Clinic, comprising total of 20 hrs hours

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1-hour 45-minute computer-based exam (multiple choice and short answer) (1750 words equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2

One 30-minute individual clinical- based OSCE (1500 words equivalent)Additional requirementsCompletion of a clinical competency checklist (Hurdle requirement)100% attendance to the clinical skills sessions (Hurdle requirement):

N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO3

One 2000-word team report with online discussion (4 students per team, 500 words per student)20% for team report and 10% for individual contribution to online discussion

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4