Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will further develop your skills in podiatric treatments, therapy, intervention techniques and patient management in physically active individuals and those requiring advanced foot and ankle surgery. You will develop clinical reasoning and management skills when working with these patient groups, while building upon your understanding of evidence based practice and enquiry-based learning as you explore a number of complex clinical scenarios presenting to the podiatry clinic.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bonanno

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities through synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, written pieces of work, and will apply your knowledge and skills through participation in class activities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHPOD, HZHPDB, HZHPDM, HZHPDS ,HZHPDW, HZLLPP, HMPOD, HMPODB and must have passed the following subjects: POD4PAS,POD5MFP & POD5HRF


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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Synthesise complex information to be able to propose and justify plans for the management of contemporary issues affecting physically active clients.
02. Critically analyse information to justify your assessment, management and referral of physically active people in podiatric clinical practice.
03. Synthesise complex information to write and justify a referral of a client for foot and ankle surgery as part of management of common, complex and traumatic foot and ankle pathologies.
04. Justify and interpret best available research and theories in the patient management of physically active individuals and those requiring advanced foot and ankle surgery.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bonanno

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 60-minute examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual 2,250-word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

One 2,750-word group assignment (equivalent to 1000 words per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4