PODIATRIC PRACTICE E

POD5PPE

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject the students will apply and extend their understanding of assessment and management of lower limb pathologies and explore surgical and pharmacological interventions in managing podiatric pathologies in the context of evidence and enquiry-based practices. The subject will complement and align with units of POD5HRF and POD5MCF. Students will develop their patient management skills through clinical practice at the University's on-site podiatry clinic and through the Clinical Network schools. Students will participate in a range of health care and human service activities, enhancing their understanding of organisation culture in various health settings. Some activities will be taught out of standard teaching weeks. Within the environment of the Clinical Network schools, students will consolidate and enhance clinical practice and management in various clinical practice settings for a five-week period to enable continuity and evaluation of their patient management.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorShan Bergin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed the following subjects (POD5HRF and POD5PPD) and must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZLLPP, HZHPOD, HMPOD

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

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required240 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Independently perform advanced manual clinical skills to treat clients with complex foot pathologies in a competent and safe manner.
02. Formulate differential diagnosis and apply to treatment decisions.
03. Compose, justify and implement initial and ongoing management plans for foot and lower limb pathologies affecting dermatological, musculoskeletal, vascular and neurological systems using an evidence-based approach.
04. Prescribe, manufacture and customise orthotic devices to meet patients' management goals using an evidence-based approach.
05. Determine nail and skin surgical procedures for common foot pathology.
06. Determine drug therapy for systemic diseases affecting the foot and lower limb by applying the general principles of pharmacology.
07. Demonstrate ability to clinically self reflect and identify importance of ongoing learning

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShan Bergin

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 6 - 6
One 6.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.
Orientation to semester one subjects

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 7 - 22
One 7.00 h placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
one week of private practice equal to 35 hours

PracticalWeek: 7 - 25
Two 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
Internal clinic HS1.67

PracticalWeek: 7 - 25
One 2.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
internal clinic space HS1.67

PracticalWeek: 7 - 22
One 4.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Internal clinic HS1.67

WorkShopWeek: 7 - 22
Three 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical learning sessions to correspond with clinical practice and subjects in curriculum. These rooms need to be located as close to student clinic as possible as students will be attending clinic soon after and require a break before clinic

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
clinical participation and two formative competency checklists (equiv to 1,000 words per student) Hurdle requirement - compulsory attendance to clinical learning sessions These are key learning activities associated with understanding of assessment and management of lower limb pathologies required to meet Podiatry professional standardsN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
clinical written examination, 15 minutes reading time 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration written centralised examN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
five 600-word reflections on clinical experience (equiv to 1,000 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
one 1,500-word individual clinical case study reportN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5