Seminars and Case Reports

Course code PDTY3201Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course includes a series of seminars on professional issues including health promotion, falls prevention, the podiatry professional association and registration and on 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.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesEVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE MODULE
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

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT MODULE
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 medicolegal insurance
6. Describe correct techniques of information management, appointment keeping and basic practice management requirements
7. Know the principles of successful marketing and utilise 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

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MODULE
10. Dscribe 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

COMMUNICATION AND PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOUR MODULE
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
Content1. 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAdvanced 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.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignments for each module
Other: (please specify)Satisfactory completion of all ungraded tasks associated with each module
Successful completion of this component is required to achieve an overall pass in this course
Other: (please specify)Seminar series attendance
Successful completion of this component is required to achieve an overall pass in this course
Contact HoursSeminar: for 35 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PDTY3201