MUSCULOSKELETAL BASIS OF FOOT AND LOWER LIMB PATHOLOGY

POD5MFP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students build on their understanding of the anatomy, pathophysiology and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, to explore a range of musculoskeletal pathologies using authentic clinical cases. Students consider the elements of assessment, diagnosis and management of common lower limb musculoskeletal pathologies in the context of evidence-based practice.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShannon Munteanu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (HBS2ALF or equivalent, HBS2PAT or equivalent, POD4PAM, POD4CBP) Must be enrolled in one of the following courses:HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDM,HZHPDS,HZHPDW - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HZLLPP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HMPOD, HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice

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

Readings

Merriman's assessment of the lower limb

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorYates, B

Year2009

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE/ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH, NEW YORK

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Neuromusculoskeletal examination and assessment: a handbook for therapists

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPetty, NJ

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE/ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH, NEW YORK

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Clinical sports medicine

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrukner,P and Khan,K

Year2012

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherNORTH RYDE, NSW: MCGRAW-HILL

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Foot problems in older people: assessment and management

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMenz, Hylton B

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE/ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH, NEW YORK

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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. Individually and as a team, use an evidence based approach to determine and describe aetiological factors for lower limb injuries seen in podiatric practice. You will be able to: a. List common musculoskeletal pathologies of the lower limb seen in podiatric practice. b. describe the tissues involved in such pathology. c. describe the pathological processes that are involved in a range of common musculoskeletal disorders of the lower limb.
02. Independently diagnose common lower limb musculoskeletal conditions and use an evidence based approach to justify the diagnosis. You will be able to: (a)Conduct physical examination to identify the likely tissue causing symptoms in a person with lower limb musculoskeletal pathology. b. identify a client's physical and psychological status relative to their musculoskeletal pathology. c. Appropriately refer for and interpret laboratory tests (including diagnostic imaging and pathology tests). d. Liaise and refer to other health-care professionals as required. e. Use clinical reasoning and decision-making skills in a simulated practice setting to arrive at an accurate diagnosis for a given case.
03. Use an evidence based approach and communicate effectively with other professionals and clients to manage common lower limb musculoskeletal pathologies seen in podiatric practice. You will be able to: a. Prescribe and implement intervention programs (e.g. physical therapy, mechanical therapy, pharmacological intervention, or educational programs). b. Critique and apply evidence for the selection and implementation of podiatric interventions. c. Implement validated outcome assessment to understand the health status of clients. d. Liaise and refer to other health-care professionals as required. e. Reflect upon client outcomes, reviewing assessment, management and adapting if necessary.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShannon Munteanu

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

one 1,500-word written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3

one 10-minute team presentation (equiv to 200 words each student)submitted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

one 15-minute practical examination (equivalent to 1,500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2

three 20-minute online multiple choice examinations (equivalent to 1,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3