PODIATRIC PRACTICE F

POD5PPF

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will consolidate and further develop, integrate and enhance their knowledge in podiatry principles and theoretical concepts for the management of lower limb pathologies using a patient-centred approach through clinical practice at the University's onsite Podiatry clinical and through the Clinical Network Schools. Students will learn to develop implement and evaluate patient-focused management plans for general and specific population groups, incorporating orthotic, surgical and pharmaceutical intervention. Professional placements will be in rural and metropolitan areas to expose students to different clinical settings and health care approaches. Some activities will be taught out of normal teaching weeks.

SchoolAllied Heath, 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 POD5PPE and POD5MCF 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 conditionsStudents will be allocated to clinical schools, private and professional agencies for their placements.

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 required265 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)
Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Diagnose and manage more complex lower limb pathologies using technical, communication and research skills.
02. Design and evaluate foot orthoses for complex lower limb pathologies of special population groups using technical, communication and research skills.
03. Demonstrate mastery of pharmacology in podiatric practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShan Bergin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 27
One 6.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 27 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lecture 1: Orientation to Subject Lecture 2: Professional Issues Day"

Placement - Off Site Week: 29 - 44
One 20.00 d placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical practicum that is conducted for 32 hours per week for a five week period (160 hours)"

Placement - Off Site Week: 29 - 44
One 7.00 h placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One week of private practice (35 hours)"

Practical Week: 28 - 46
Two 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 28-32 Block 2: weeks 33-37 Block 3: weeks 38-42"

Practical Week: 28 - 42
One 4.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 28-32 Block 2: weeks 33-37 Block 3: weeks 38-42"

Practical Week: 47 - 49
Three 6.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 47 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seasonal Clinical - 1 week block per student group. Groups to be allocated by Subject Coordinator."

Practical Week: 28 - 46
One 2.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 28-32 Block 2: weeks 33-37 Block 3: weeks 38-42"

Practical Week: 28 - 42
One 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 28-32 Block 2: weeks 33-37 Block 3: weeks 38-42"

WorkShop Week: 27 - 27
One 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 27 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 28 - 42
Three 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical Clinic Block 1: weeks 28-32 Block 2: weeks 33-37 Block 3: weeks 38-42"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Clinical Exam consisting of 3 cases (20 minutes each; 3000 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Five 800-word written Case Studies (4000 words equivalent total)5 case studies critically analysing podiatric guidelines of practice and applying these to clinical practice

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two 1250-word individual clinical case study reports (2500 equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Demonstrate clinical competencies on clinical placement (1000 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3