|Course code PDTY3104||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
This course provides an evidence based introduction to specialist areas of podiatric practice. This includes a gerontology component introducing the student to the sub-specialty of care in the elderly and issues relating to successful case management which is a significant part of practice in podiatry.
Podopaediatrics covers pre and post natal growth and development of the childs foot and lower limb in detail. This component of the course provides comprehensive theoretical knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and management of a wide range of paediatric disorders affecting the lower limb.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||1.Evaluate the impact of an ageing society on health care resources and policies.|
2.Critically appraise current theories of aging including application of current knowledge of physiological principles.
3.Describe a wide range of pathologies which commonly occur in children and older people including aetiology, pathology, clinical features and evidence based management.
4.Describe pre and post natal growth and development of the child's foot and lower limb, recognise age-related gait changes and differentiate them from gait changes of orthopaedic or systemic pathologies.
5.Integrate an understanding of changes in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and polypharmacy seen in paediatric and older people and the impact of age related changes on the prescription of drugs to these groups.
6.Practice competently and professionally in the clinical environment of paediatrics and gerontology demonstrating understanding of specific assessment and management issues relevant to these patient populations.
7.Choose appropriate strategies to accurately examine (physical, historical and psychosocial) children and older people.
8. Prepare appropriate records recognising the legal and podiatric implications of documentation of the paediatric patient.
9.Demonstrate skills in preparation and evaluation of goal-oriented, evidence based management strategies for a wide range of pathologies which commonly occur in children and older people.
10.Demonstrate skills in information retrieval and critical appraisal of literature.
11.Demonstrate the ability to work in a group setting.
Introduction to gerontology
Theories of ageing
Issues in ageing and health
Physiological and pathophysiological aspects of ageing
Biomechanics, gait cycle and ageing
Common age related medical problems and psychgeriatrics
Pharmacology and the elderly
Developmental milestones and ontogeny
Clinical examination, case-management and medico-legal issues
|Replacing Course(s)||HLSC3290 Research Methods in Health Sciences 10 CP|
|Assumed Knowledge||Musculoskeletal anatomy|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Clinical: for 48 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PDTY3104|