Advanced Podiatry Practice

Course code PDTY3202
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This is a full time 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.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. 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


8 weeks of combined internal and external block clinical placement

Research project development

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PDTY3101, PDTY3102, PDTY3103 & PDTY3104.

Assumed Knowledge

Advanced podiatric clinical and theoretical knowledge

Assessment Items

Professional Task: Clinical - External & Internal Placement Assessment *

In Term Test: Clinical Exams *

Written Assignment: Written Research Proposal

Journal: Reflective Journal

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact Hours



Face to Face Off Campus 38 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks