Advanced Paediatric and Adult Foot Management

Course code PDTY3101Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course further develops the student's podiatric clinical skills introducing them to a wide variety of more complex clinical cases and higher risk clients within the supervised University clinic environment. The course aims to integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical practice and developing skills in complex case management. The University clinic is integrated with the public sector podiatry service ensuring students treat a wide variety of cases and fully participate in multidisciplinary management.

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

Available in 2014

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Objectives1. Assimilate skills, knowledge and contextual information in the assessment, management and treatment of moderate to high-risk patients and complex biomechanical cases.
2. Develop effective management plans for complex cases to the level of entry-level competence for podiatrists.
3. Demonstrate effective patient communication, patient education and health care promotion skills.
4. Provide continuity of care and evaluation of patient management.
5. Establish multidisciplinary management plans.
6. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competence with a wide range of diagnostic procedures within the clinical setting.
7. Demonstrate correct patient evaluation technique and adherence to all medico-legal and infection control requirements within podiatric clinical practice.
8. Effectively integrate evidence-based practice into the formulation of all patient management plans.
9. Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour including attendance and adherence to clinical policy and procedures.
10. Demonstrate understanding of cultural and personal factors that improve interactions with patients and the community.
11. Demonstrate knowledge of the health and healthcare issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
ContentClinical practice 1 day per week in the University Podiatry Clinic
Professional practice lecture
Cultural empathy
Health and healthcare delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFull body anatomy and physiology
Sports podiatry
Pathomechanics of the lower limb
Orthoses manufacture and prescription
Clinical Pharmacology
Local anaesthetics
Podiatric medicine
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Lecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Clinical Examination-COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
Assesses objective 1-10
The exam is an individual assessment item that demonstrates a student’s knowledge to practice safely, effectively and ethically on internal and external placement . Students who receive a mark of less than 50% for the exam will not meet the compulsory course component requirements for course and they will be will be given a fail grade (FF) for the course. One attempt at remediation for this assessment item will be provided.
Other: (please specify)Satisfactory completion of clinical competencies and reflective learning log book
Assesses objectives 1-10
Other: (please specify)Written assignment
Assesses objectives 8,10,11
Other: (please specify)Observed structured clinical examination
Assesses objectives 1-2, 5-11.
Other: (please specify)Attendance- COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
Assesses objectives 9
Students are expected to meet the attendance requirements for clinical sessions. Students not meeting the attendance requirements for 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 attendance throughout the semester therefore no opportunity for remediation for the clinical sessions will be allowed unless accompanied by the appropriate Adverse Circumstance documentation.
Other: (please specify)Professional Behaviour- COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
Assesses objective 9-10
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 HoursClinical: for 8 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS- WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Course ComponentNSW Health Compliance Certificate
Compulsory Program ComponentCompulsory Program Component : Prior successful completion of PDTY2203, PDTY2204 & PDTY2205.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PDTY3101