Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will further develop your competencies in pathophysiology by evaluating general medical conditions that affect the foot. The subject investigates rheumatology, neurology, cardiology, endocrine, renal, respiratory, oncology and general dermatology conditions that affect the foot and the podiatric management of these persons. Those medical conditions that are more common in podiatric practice and put the foot at high risk for complications (e.g., diabetes and peripheral vascular disease) have already been evaluated in POD5HRF.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Gerrard

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 and oral assessments, individual and group tasks, and by applying your knowledge and skills through participation in forum discussions.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZHPOD, HZHPDB, HZHPDM, HZHPDS, HZHPDW, HZLLPP, HMPOD, HMPODB and must have passed POD4PAM


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. Evaluate assessment strategies of complex medical conditions for which the foot or lower limb are involved.
02. Critically analyse the differential diagnoses for a foot-involved medical condition, with a view to determining differential and provisional diagnoses.
03. Integrate principles of reflective practice, patient-centered care, ethical practice and evidence-based practice to evaluate and review the long-term management of podiatric conditions associated with systemic medical conditions.

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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-ordinatorJames Gerrard

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Three hours per week minimum expected per week to view online learning content.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two - 30 minute on-line multiple-choice quizzes (1000 words equivalence total.) Online multiple-choice quiz to be held Week 3 and Week 6.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3

One written assignment (1,500-words equivalence). Due date: Week 8.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2

Online Discussions (1000-words equivalence). Due date: Week 12.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3

One 12-minute Group Oral Presentation - 3 minutes per student (300 words equivalence per student). Group of four students. Presentation on Long-term management of a podiatric patient. Due date: First week of examination period.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO3