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
ContentDiabetology
Introduction
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
TransitionN/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
Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassWritten midsemester examination
Assesses objectives 1-3, 5-10
This assessment is held during the semester and assesses student's competence and knowledge in diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and high risk foot assessment and management of course content covered up to this point in the semester. The assessment item is used to provide mid semester feedback to students on their progress in this course.The assessment item is used to provide mid semester feedback to students on their progress in this course.
Remediation will only be provided if it is accompanied by an appropriate Adverse circumstances application.
Examination: OralObserved Structured Clinical examination
Assesses objectives 1-10, 13
This assessment item is an individual assessment that demonstrates a student's skills in assessment and management of the high risk foot.These skills are required to ensure safe and effective practice in subsequent internal and external placements in the Bachelor of Podiatry program.Remediation will only be provided if it is accompanied by an appropriate Adverse circumstances application.
Examination: FormalAssesses objectives1-3, 5-10, 13
This assessment is an individual assessment item that demonstrates a student’s content knowledge of diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and the high risk foot and subsequent ability to practice safely and effectively in the area of high risk foot management.
Remediation will only be provided if it is accompanied by an appropriate Adverse circumstances application.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT-Attendance
Assesses objective 11
Students are expected to meet the attendance requirements for clinical and practical sessions. Students not meeting the attendance requirements for clinical and practical sessions will not meet the compulsory course component requirements for the assessment item and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. This assessment item requires attendance throughout the semester therefore no opportunity for remediation for the clinical and practical sessions will be allowed unless accompanied by the appropriate Adverse Circumstance documentation.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT-Professional behaviour
Assesses objective 11
Students must pass the professional behaviour assessment in each clinical session. Assessment is based on the University Placement Policy (Policy000768) with specific reference to actions deemed as "misconduct" and "unprofessional" as defined by this policy and including observation of all policies and procedures set out by the University Podiatry Clinic in regard to all aspects of clinical practice. This assessment ensures students have appropriate knowledge and skills to behave in a professional and ethical manner on subsequent internal and external placement. Students not meeting the professional behaviour requirements for all clinical sessions will not meet the compulsory course component requirements for the assessment item and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. This assessment item requires professional behaviour to be assessed over the entire semester therefore no opportunity for remediation for the professional behaviour assessment will be offered unless accompanied by the appropriate Adverse Circumstance documentation.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Clinical: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry program.
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must meet mandatory NSW Ministry of Health Verification requirements, have a Working with Children and Young People Declaration and a WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PDTY2103, PDTY2101 & PDTY2102.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PDTY2205