Advanced Podiatry Practice

Course code PDTY3202Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This is a fulltime 8 week professional practice course in which students undertake complex management of podiatry cases in a supervised clinical context in the health system. This course will focus on high risk management, especially for patients with diabetes, but will also include limited experience in surgery and in managing complex conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Students will also undertake the planning and development of a research project addressing a need for evidence based practice within an aspect of the podiatry profession.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Apply comprehensive assessment skills to the high risk foot
2. Consolidate and improve skills in patient documentation and management plans for high risk clients
3. Demonstrate competence in communication skills within the clinical setting to entry level standard
4. Demonstrate an ability to work as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary health care team
5. Provide competent clinical treatment across the scope of podiatry practice including podiatric minor surgery
6. Implement evidence based practice into the clinical setting
7. Demonstrate appreciation of the need to refer to other health professionals when required
8. Integrate evidence based practice into the health care setting
9. Demonstrate an ability to retrieve, collate and analyse recent literature relevant to the podiatry profession
10.Demonstrate the ability to design a valid research project contributing to the development of evidence based practice within the podiatry profession
Content8 weeks of combined internal and external block clinical placement
Research project development
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAdvanced podiatric clinical and theoretical knowledge
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch project development
Other: (please specify)External clinical placement assessment
A separate pass in this component is required to achieve an overall pass in this course
Other: (please specify)Clinical examination
A separate pass in this component is required to achieve an overall pass in this course
Contact HoursClinical: for 38 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry
Compulsory Course ComponentPLACEMENT INFORMATION and REQUIREMENTS
This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course andplacement must be passed to pass this course.

To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate the following Placement Requirements prior to placement:

• a National Police Certificate
• a completed and signed NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement
• a completed and signed NSW Health Student Declaration
• all specified immunisations and evidence of immunity
• a completed NSW Health Form 2. - Tuberculosis (TB) assessment tool
• a completed NSW Health Form 3. - Student Undertaking/Declaration

International Students (additional requirements)

• Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy)

All School of Health Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their Programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfill the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PDTY3101, PDTY3102, PDTY3103 & PDTY3104. First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PDTY3202