PODIATRIC PRACTICE E

POD5PPE

2018

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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Holmes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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

Special conditionsN/A

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.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Case studies. Skills or competency checklist.

02. Formulate differential diagnosis and apply to treatment decisions.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Skills or competency checklist. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.

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.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Skills or competency check list. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.

04. Prescribe, manufacture and customise orthotic devices to meet patients' management goals using an evidence-based approach.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum. Case studies. Construction and/or modification of custom orthoses.

05. Determine nail and skin surgical procedures for common foot pathology.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Clinical practicum.

06. Determine drug therapy for systemic diseases affecting the foot and lower limb by applying the general principles of pharmacology.

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.

07. Demonstrate ability to clinically self reflect and identify importance of ongoing learning

Activities:
Clinical learning sessions. Case studies. LMS postings on reflection of clinical experiences.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Holmes

Class requirements

Practical Week: 06 - 21
One 6.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"internal clinic space HS1.67"

Practical Week: 06 - 21
One 4.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Internal clinic HS1.67"

Practical Week: 06 - 21
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Internal clinic HS1.67"

WorkShop Week: 06 - 21
Three 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 21 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"

Placement - Off Site Week: 06 - 21
One 7.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one week of private practice equal to 35 hours"

Practical Week: 06 - 21
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Use internal clinic space HS1.67"

Lecture Week: 05 - 05
One 7.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 05 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation to semester one subjects"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% 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 standards 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
clinical written examination, 15 minutes reading time 1 hour and 30 minutes in durationwritten centralised exam50 03, 02, 04, 06
five 600-word reflections on clinical experience (equiv to 1,000 words per student)25 03, 02, 04, 07, 06, 05
one 1,500-word individual clinical case study report25 02, 05, 03