Fundamentals of Podiatry Practice

Course code PDTY1202
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This is a pre-clinical course that provides an introduction to the clinical environment in Podiatry practice. Students will gain an understanding of the scope of practice of Podiatry and learn to apply evidence based practice to the clinical setting. Musculoskeletal anatomy of the foot and ankle and dermatology will be covered in detail. Students will also develop essential clinical skills including infection control and sterilization, learn to perform basic podiatric assessments and treatment, and undertake observational placement.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe evidence based practice and how it is applied to the clinical setting in Podiatry practice

2. Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour and communication in a clinical setting including clinical history taking and patient note writing and formatting

3. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the functional anatomy of the foot and ankle

4. Describe the structure and function of skin and know common dermatological conditions affecting the foot

5. Demonstrate adherence to appropriate infection control and sterilisation procedures

6. Demonstrate safe and appropriate basic clinical podiatric skills including general treatment and neurovascular and biomechanical assessment techniques

Content

  • Professional behaviour
  • Evidence based practice
  • Communication
  • Clinical history taking and patient examination
  • Foot and ankle anatomy
  • Infection control and sterilization
  • Introduction to Podiatry clinical skills:
  1. Basic neurological, vascular and biomechanical assessment
  2. Clinical skills
  • Cutaneous science
  • Dermatology

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry program (11692). Pre-requisite - successful completion of HUBS1108.

Assumed Knowledge

Musculoskeletal anatomy

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Written Examination - mid-semester

In Term Test: O.S.C.E. Oral & Written Exam

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Journal: Reflective Journal

Quiz: Quiz

Participation: Attendance & Professional Behaviour *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Participation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Laboratory will take place in the Skills Laboratory

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 30 hour(s) per Term

Practicum will consist of observational Placement totalling 30 hours per term