Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop their understanding of local anaesthesia and knowledge of podiatric surgical techniques of the nails and skin. Authentic clinical cases and enquiry-based activities are used to develop the student's understanding of local anaesthesia and podiatric surgical techniques in commonly encountered conditions in the context of evidence-based practice. Students will complete a program of practicums in local anaesthesia and this subject will tie-in to podiatric surgical clinical experiences delivered later in the course.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos

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 have passed HBS2ALF and HBS3PCY and must be admitted in the following course: HZLLPP; OR Must be admitted in the following course HMPOD and no other pre-requisites apply


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


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply a broad knowledge of classification, chemistry and pharmacokinetics related to anaesthesia
02. Adapt knowledge of local anaesthesia procedures for the ankle and foot to a given patient
03. Apply knowledge of local anaesthesia administration with professional judgement to obtain best patient outcomes
04. Analyse and critique the range and purpose of common nail and skin surgical techniques of the foot.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNikolaos Nikolopoulos

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 15 - 22
One 1.00 hour practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
one 1-hour practical class (weeks 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12)

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 13
Four 1.50 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via online.
Students will work through four online core learning modules and two online optional extension modules.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 13
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
one 1-hour facilitated workshop (weeks 1,2,3,4)


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 30-minute OSCE (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3

One 60-minute online test (1000-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

One 2-hour end of semester written examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4