Available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
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.
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.Identify a wide range of pathologies which commonly occur in paediatric and older people including aetiology, pathology, clinical features and 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 in the multidisciplinary environment of paediatrics and gerontology and understand the assessment and management issues associated with paediatrics and gerontology.
7.Choose appropriate strategies to accurately examine (physical, historical and psychosocial) paediatric and older people.
8. Prepare appropriate records recognising the legal and podiatric implications of documentation of the paediatric patient.
9.Prepare and evaluate goal-oriented evidence based management strategies.
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
HLSC3290 Research Methods in Health Sciences 10 CP
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Clinical: for 48 hour(s) per Term for Full Term