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
|Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009|
|Objectives||1. 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.
|Content||1. 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
|Assumed Knowledge||Anatomy of the foot and ankle|
Regional local anaesthesia
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Clinical||Satisfactory completion of clinical competencies and reflective learning log book |
Assesses objectives 7 and 8
|Examination: Class||In class assessment|
Assesses objectives 1 and 8
|Examination: Class||Mid-semester examination|
Assesses objectives 2-4 and 8
|Essays / Written Assignments||Written assignment|
Assesses objectives 4 and 8
|Examination: Formal||Multiple 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 Hours||Lecture: 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
|Requisite by Enrolment||Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry|
|Compulsory Course Component||OHS- WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate|
|Compulsory Course Component||OHS-Criminal Record Check|
|Compulsory Course Component||OHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration|
|Compulsory Program Component||Compulsory Program Component : Prior successful completion of PDTY2204 & PDTY2205.|
|Compulsory Course Component||NSW Health Compliance Certificate|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PDTY3102|