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.
10. Be familiar with all APodC guidelines for patient management
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 AssignmentsPoster development. Students will be required to develop a poster presentation on an area of podiatry practice experienced during a spcialised clinical placement
Examination: FormalWritten examination
Other: (please specify)External clinical placement
A separate pass in this component is required to achieve an overal pass in this course
Other: (please specify)Internal clinical OSCE
A separate pass in this component is required to achieve an overal pass in this course
Presentations - IndividualPoster presentation day attendance is compulsory
A separate pass in this component is required to achieve an overal pass in this course
Contact HoursClinical: for 140 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Student Projects: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
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.
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry
Compulsory Program ComponentCompulsory Program Component : Prior successful completion of PDTY3101, PDTY3102, PDTY3103 & PDTY3104. First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PDTY3203