Podiatric Surgery

Course code PDTY3102Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course will provide an introduction to surgical techniques, patient selection and management options and evaluation following surgery. The course will also address surgical selection, referral and informed consent; the skills and techniques for applying local anaesthesia; surgical/theatre skills. In addition the course will address nail surgery, the curettage of small lesions, biopsy techniques and postoperative management and follow up. Students will learn about a range of advanced surgical procedures and when and how to refer patients for surgical consultation.

Available in 2014

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Objectives1. Describe the techniques and principles of a variety of surgical procedures performed on the foot and ankle.
2. Describe indications, contraindications and risks of basic surgical procedures conducted by podiatrists.
3. Identify the medico-legal implications relevant to surgical procedures carried out by podiatrists.
4. Describe appropriate patient peri-operative management in podiatric surgery.
5. Demonstrate understanding of podiatric surgery as it relates to the paediatric patient.
6. Demonstrate skills in assessment of the high risk foot and describe appropriate surgical and conservative therapies.
7. Demonstrate advanced professional behaviour including: infection control for surgery, working effectively in a clinical setting, ethical evidence based practice and communication.
8.Demsontrate skills and knowledge to describe and perform all aspects of nail surgery.
Content1. Medico-legal requirements for surgery
2. Biological safety
3. Podiatric surgical procedures for the foot and ankle
4. Peri-operative patient management and complications
5. Paediatric surgery
6. Assessment and management of the high risk foot
7.Clinical skills in nail surgery
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAnatomy of the foot and ankle
Regional local anaesthesia
Orthotic prescription
Clinical pharmacology
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
ClinicalSatisfactory completion of clinical competencies and reflective learning log book
Assesses objectives 7 and 8
Examination: ClassIn class assessment
Assesses objectives 1 and 8
Examination: ClassMid-semester examination
Assesses objectives 2-4 and 8
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignment
Assesses objectives 4 and 8
Examination: FormalMultiple choice examination
Assesses objectives 1-6 and 8
Other: (please specify)Attendance-COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
Assesses objective 7
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 6-8
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
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Clinical: for 20 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-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentCompulsory Program Component : Prior successful completion of PDTY2204 & PDTY2205.
Compulsory Course ComponentNSW Health Compliance Certificate
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PDTY3102