Seminars and Case Reports

Course code PDTY3201
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course includes a series of seminars on professional issues including health promotion, falls prevention, the podiatry professional association and registration and specialist areas of practice. The aim is to ensure students┬┐ knowledge of the podiatry profession and opportunities in both the private and public health sectors. This course also provides students with advanced seminars on topics of particular and current professional relevance.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a sound theoretical knowledge of the process of establishing and maintaining evidence-based practice within a successful business model

2. Explain the importance of health promotion and education in improving overall health and well-being within the community

3. Construct auditing procedures to ensure ethical evidence based practice is maintained within the work environment

4. Apply and document principles of business and administrative management as they relate to podiatry practice

5. Describe relevant contracts of employment, tax legislation health and safety and medico legal insurance

6. Describe correct techniques of information management, appointment keeping and basic practice management requirements

7. Know the principles of successful marketing and utilize marketing strategies effectively

8. Describe and discuss the basic principles of professional growth and forecasting

9. Describe principles of supply purchase and maintenance of podiatric clinical equipment

10. Describe the role of registration boards in ensuring professional standards

11. Appreciate the importance of professional associations and bodies to the practitioner and the profession

12. Have a working knowledge of contractual agreements and practitioner obligations for service to clients through the Department of Veterans_ Affairs, Medicare (including Enhanced Primary Care scheme) , private health insurers and Workers Compensation

13. Discuss the diverse roles of podiatry within the community and be aware of the demands upon practitioners fulfilling these positions

14. Be familiar with concepts of leadership and management styles

15. Develop skills in intra and inter professional communication and networking

16. Develop skills in conflict resolution and complaint handling


  1. Integrating evidence into the work place-practical workshop
  2. Professional practice
  3. Marketing and finance
  4. Practice management
  5. Personnel management
  6. Insurance; professional liability, property, WorkCover
  7. Professional organisations, associations, unions
  8. Department of Veterans Affairs
  9. Podiatrists' Registration Boards
  10. Health Promotion and Education in Podiatry
  11. Professional issues; time and stress management
  12. Specialist podiatry practice including the following:
  • Surgery
  • High risk foot clinics
  • Special interest private practice


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry program.

Assumed Knowledge

Advanced podiatric theoretical and clinical skills, this course is not recommended for students who have not completed at least the second year of the Bachelor of Podiatry program.

Assessment Items

Project: Group Projects

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Contact Hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 35 hour(s) per Term