Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you are introduced to clinical practice and will incorporate knowledge gained in your earlier academic years with diagnostic and clinical skills. Under clinical supervision, you will provide treatment to clients attending the University's on-site Podiatry clinic.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGlen Whittaker

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities including synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, practical and written examinations, and will apply your knowledge and skills through participation in workshops and in clinical settings.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (HBS2ALF, HBS2PAT, HLT2IEP, MIC2MMP, HBS3PCY, HBS3NPM, POD3PPB) Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHPOD Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice or HZLLPP Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice or admission in HMPOD, HMPODB - Master of Podiatric -requisites: If admitted into the following course HZLLPP must be enrolled in POD4PAM, POD4CBP, POD4PAS, POD4OFLIf admitted into one of the following courses HZHPOD, HMPOD, HMPODB must be enrolled in POD4PAM, POD4CBP, POD4PAS


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

Learning resources

Merrimans Assessment of the lower limb

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorYates, B & Merriman


Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherElsevier Health Sciences, UK


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Essentials of law for health professionals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorForrester, K & Griffiths D


Edition/Volume3RD EDN



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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 - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate competent and safe practice in a range of manual clinical skills to treat a given client.
02. Identify and perform suitable examinations, to inform the clinical decision-making process, for a given client.
03. Establish a list of differential diagnoses based on examinations conducted for a given client.
04. Develop a treatment plan for a given client.
05. Behave in a manner reflective of a health professional.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlen Whittaker

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical practice session

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical learning session


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

one 15-minute group oral presentation (400 words equivalent per student)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo25 SILO2, SILO5

One individual written assignment (1000-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4

One written clinical examination (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One competency checklist (equivalent to 750-words). Hurdle assessment: students must demonstrate competence in various clinical skills.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1

Participation in 36 hours of workshops across the semester (1500-words equivalent). This contributes to the students clinical hours for accreditation requirements. Hurdle assessment: 80% participation is the minimum requirement.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3