ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY FOR PODIATRISTS

POD4APP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will apply and extend their understanding of foot and lower limb anatomy, and consolidate and build knowledge of pathogenesis, causal pathways, clinical presentation and management principles of common medical pathologies of relevance to clinical podiatric practice, including selected musculoskeletal, arterial and metabolic disorders. While serving to bridge previous studies in anatomy and pathology with subsequent podiatry theory subjects, this subject also prepares students for clinical practice through hands-on surface anatomy practical sessions and integration of illustrative case studies throughout the subject materials.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicoletta Frescos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice HZLLPP and must have passed HBS2ALF and HBS2PAT or equivalent Other students wishing to enrol must request approval from the Subject Coordinator

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

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. Identify and describe in detail the location and function of anatomical structures of the foot and ankle, and evaluate changes to anatomical structures occurring with musculoskeletal, arterial and metabolic disorders covered
02. Interpret and analyse pathophysiological changes and causal pathways for common musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle and translate to clinical findings and management guidelines.
03. Interpret and analyse the pathophysiological changes and causal pathways for the common arterial disorder atherosclerosis, in relation to its effects on the heart, brain and peripheral vasculature, and translate to clinical findings and management guidelines.
04. Interpret and analyse the pathophysiological changes and causal pathways for relevant metabolic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, translate to clinical findings and management guidelines.
05. Use key principles of evidence-based practice to evaluate current knowledge of the pathology and management of the musculoskeletal, arterial and metabolic disorders and transmit to clinical scenarios.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 45-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicoletta Frescos

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 45 - 51
One 6.00 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via online.

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 45 - 51
One 6.00 hours lecture/seminar every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Problem Based LearningWeek: 45 - 51
One 4.00 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 51 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Six 30-minute MCQ online quizzesN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 10-minute group oral presentationN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5
One 20-minute individual practical examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1