Diabetes and Wound Management

Course code PDTY2205Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course investigates the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and sequelae of diabetes mellitus and vascular disease with particular reference to wound care. The course will also cover assessment of patients with high risk conditions, developing treatment plans based on the assessment findings and high risk patient management.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Podiatry program.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to;

1. Explain the physiological basis of clinical manifestations of diabetes mellitus across multiple organs and body systems.
2. Explain impaired carbohydrate metabolism and associated conditions
3. Explain the psychosocial and therapeutic issues in diabetes mellitus and PVD.
4. Perform a thorough clinical assessment of the high risk foot.
5. Develop appropriate multidisciplinary management plans for the high risk foot optimising patient health, mobility and independence.
6. Describe and develop effective health promotion and education strategies for the high risk foot.
7. Explain the physiological basis and principles of wound healing including clinical indications for and examples of generic wound dressings.
8. Describe in detail acute and chronic foot infections including microbial aetiology and effective management.
9. Describe the pharmacological agents used in the management of diabetes mellitus and the high risk foot.
10. Recommend appropriate diagnostic tests for the management of the high risk foot, interpret the significance of the results and take appropriate action.
11. Work effectively in group based and clinical settings.
12. Apply evidence based practice principles to the management of the high risk foot
13. Effectively and safely apply skills and knowledge in a clinical environment
Acute and chronic complications
Psychosocial implications
Diabetes and the foot; complications, assessment and management
Peripheral vascular disease
Peripheral arterial disease
Venous insufficiency
Lymphatic disorders
Aetiology, pathophysiology, assessment and management
Wound management
Wound aetiology
Physiology of wound healing
Clinical assessment and management
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFull body anatomy and physiology
Clinical pharmacology
Pedal neurovascular assessment
Accommodative foot orthoses
Clinical gait analysis
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalWritten Examination
A separate pass is required in this component to achieve an overall pass in this course
Other: (please specify)Develop a diabetes education health promotion presentation
Other: (please specify)Observed structured clinical examination -end of semester
A separate pass is required in this component to achieve an overall pass in this course
Other: (please specify)Successful completion of internal clinical placement
A separate pass is required in this component to achieve an overall pass in this course
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Clinical: for 48 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-First Aid Certificate
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentCompulsory Program Component : Prior successful completion of PDTY2103, PDTY2101 & PDTY2102.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PDTY2205