The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course further develops the student's podiatric clinical skills introducing them to a wide variety of more complex clinical cases and higher risk clients within the supervised University clinic environment. The course aims to integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical practice and developing skills in complex case management. The University clinic is integrated with the public sector podiatry service ensuring students treat a wide variety of cases and fully participate in multidisciplinary management.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Assimilate skills, knowledge and contextual information in the assessment, management and treatment of moderate to high-risk patients and complex biomechanical cases.

2. Develop effective management plans for complex cases to the level of entry-level competence for podiatrists.

3. Demonstrate effective patient communication, patient education and health care promotion skills.

4. Provide continuity of care and evaluation of patient management.

5. Establish multidisciplinary management plans.

6. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competence with a wide range of diagnostic procedures within the clinical setting.

7. Demonstrate correct patient evaluation technique and adherence to all medico-legal and infection control requirements within podiatric clinical practice.

8. Effectively integrate evidence-based practice into the formulation of all patient management plans.

9. Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour including attendance and adherence to clinical policy and procedures.

10. Demonstrate understanding of cultural and personal factors that improve interactions with patients and the community.

11. Demonstrate knowledge of the health and healthcare issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


  • Clinical practice 1 day per week in the University Podiatry Clinic
  • Professional practice lecture
  • Cultural empathy
  • Health and healthcare delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples

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 PDTY2203, PDTY2204 and PDTY2205.

Assumed knowledge

Full body anatomy and physiology, Sports podiatry, Pathomechanics of the lower limb, Orthoses manufacture and prescription, Clinical Pharmacology, Local anaesthetics, Podiatric medicine.

Assessment items

In Term Test: Clinical Examination *

Log / Workbook: Log Book *

In Term Test: Written mid semester examination

Viva Voce: OSCE *

* 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: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Viva Voce: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Log / Workbook: 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 8 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

One week of this course is a mid semester exam. This is currently listed as a lecture.