Available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
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.
|Objectives||On 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
Diabetes and the foot; complications, assessment and management
Peripheral vascular disease
Peripheral arterial disease
Aetiology, pathophysiology, assessment and management
Physiology of wound healing
Clinical assessment and management
|Assumed Knowledge||Full body anatomy and physiology
Pedal neurovascular assessment
Accommodative foot orthoses
Clinical gait analysis
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: 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
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for PDTY2205|