Podiatric Surgery

Course code PDTY3102
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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; and 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.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PDTY2204 and PDTY2205.

Assumed Knowledge

Anatomy of the foot and ankle; Regional local anaesthesia; Orthotic prescription; Clinical pharmacology

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Class Examination - Anatomy

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Journal Article Review

In Term Test: Class Exam Mid-semester

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Professional Task: Clinic *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 20 hour(s) per Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks