Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop their understanding of indications for appropriate drug therapies. Authentic clinical cases and enquiry-based activities are used to develop the student's understanding of prescribing issues in commonly encountered conditions in the context of evidence-based practice. The pharmacokinetics, dynamics and prescription protocols for schedule 4 drugs of interest to the podiatrist are covered in detail. The adverse effects and potential complications of these drugs are also discussed.

SchoolAllied Heath, 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 ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZLLPP or HMPOD All other students require coordinator's approval


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. Interpret and critique the legal, registration and guideline requirements for endorsed podiatrist prescribing.
02. Integrate knowledge of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, uses and contraindications of medicines available to endorsed podiatrists.
03. Justify and evaluate prescriptions of restricted medicines for a given patient

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Gerrard

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"some lectures will be shorter."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"20 hours of online case study tasks across the semester."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Case study quizzes (multiple choice and short answer) (equiv to 1,600-words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2-hour written examination (equiv to 2,000-words)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One team presentation (7 minutes per person) (equiv to 900-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3