Specialised Podiatry Practice

Course code PDTY3203Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course is designed to broaden students' professional experience. This course includes 2, two-week blocks delivered externally selected from options expected to include the following: sports podiatry, paediatric podiatry, private practice, podiatry research facility, footwear design and manufacture, surgical podiatry and an overseas placement.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Demonstrate competence in integrating of skills, knowledge and contextual information in patient assessment, diagnosis and management.
2. Consolidate and improve competencies in documentation and goal orientated management plans.
3. Demonstrate and ability to work as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary health care team.
4. Demonstrate specialist diagnostic skills and consequential management of patients (radiological, vascular, neurological, pressure assessment/functional assessment).
5. Consolidate skills in orthotic management and problem solving.
6. Improve and consolidate patient and professional communication skills.
7. Implement evidence based practice into the clinical setting.
8. Demonstrate an ability to retrieve, collate and analyse recent literature relevant to the podiatry profession.
9. Design a presentation poster.
Content4 week external clinical placement
Poster presentation covering aspect of specialised clinical practice experienced during student placement
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAdvanced podiatric clinical and theoretical knowledge
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment
Assesses objective 8 & 9
Poster development. Students will be required to develop a poster presentation on an area of podiatry practice experienced during a specialised clinical placement
Examination: FormalCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT-Written examination
Assesses objectives 1-7
This assessment item assesses student’s knowledge and understanding across the scope of Podiatry practice. This is written examination with students expected to demonstrate the level of knowledge required of a new graduate Podiatrist across the scope of Podiatry practice.. Students who receive a mark of less than 50% for the exam will not meet the compulsory course component requirements for course and they will be will be given a fail grade (FF) for the course. One attempt at remediation for this assessment item will be provided.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT-External clinical placement
Assesses objectives 1-7
This assessment item provides the opportunity for students to consolidate skills in clinical Podiatry practice and assesses competence across the scope of Podiatry practice relevant to specific external clinical environments.
Only one attempt at remediation will be provided.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT- Observed Structured Clinical Examination
Assesses objectives 1-7
This assessment item assesses student’s knowledge and understanding across the scope of Podiatry practice. This is clinical examination with students expected to perform to the level expected of a new graduate Podiatrist. Students who receive a mark of less than 50% for the exam will not meet the compulsory course component requirements for course and they will be will be given a fail grade (FF) for the course. One attempt at remediation for this assessment item will be provided.
Contact HoursClinical: for 140 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
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 that they have met the mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements.

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.
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PDTY3101, PDTY3102, PDTY3103 & PDTY3104.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PDTY3203