Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Younger and older patients are commonly seen in podiatric practice and represent areas of clinical specialisations. This subject will prepare students for clinical practice in these sub-disciplines. In this subject, students will develop the clinical reasoning and clinical management skills for meeting the requirements of specific populations of patients commonly seen in paediatrics and gerontology.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShannon Munteanu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed the following subjects (POD4PAM and POD5MFP) and must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZLLPP, HMPOD, HZHPOD


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex problems related to the paediatric and gerontology settings relevant to a podiatry practice.
02. Formulate, recommend and evaluate a management plan to meet the individual and specific needs of the paediatric and gerontology related patient that is clear, adaptable and applies the principles of rehabilitation.
03. Interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to other allied health and medical professionals, in the same field, in addition to non-specialist audiences such as the patient.
04. Use expert judgement to justify the referral of a paediatric or older adult patient to another allied health or medical professional.
05. Engage in team work but also demonstrate autonomous practice when applying expert judgement in the synthesis of complex cases for the paediatric and gerontology related patient.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShannon Munteanu

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 4.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One group (4 persons) online writing task total 3500 words (equivalent to 1,166 words each)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2 hour online quiz/short answer examination (equivalent to 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2