This course will provide an introduction to surgical techniques, patient selection and management options and evaluation following surgery. The course will also address surgical selection, referral and informed consent; the skills and techniques for applying local anaesthesia; and surgical/theatre skills. In addition, the course will address nail surgery, the curettage of small lesions, biopsy techniques and postoperative management and follow up. Students will learn about a range of advanced surgical procedures and when and how to refer patients for surgical consultation.
Availability2019 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2019
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Describe the techniques and principles of a variety of surgical procedures performed on the foot and ankle.
2. Describe indications, contraindications and risks of basic surgical procedures conducted by podiatrists.
3. Identify the medico-legal implications relevant to surgical procedures carried out by podiatrists.
4. Describe appropriate evidence based patient peri-operative management in podiatric surgery including critical appraisal of the relevant literature
5. Demonstrate understanding of podiatric surgery as it relates to the paediatric patient.
6. Demonstrate skills in assessment of the high risk foot and describe appropriate surgical and conservative therapies.
7. Demonstrate advanced professional behaviour including: infection control for surgery, working effectively in a clinical setting, ethical evidence based practice and communication.
8. Demsontrate skills and knowledge to describe and perform all aspects of nail surgery.
- Medico-legal requirements for surgery
- Biological safety
- Podiatric surgical procedures for the foot and ankle
- Peri-operative patient management and complications
- Paediatric surgery
- Assessment and management of the high risk foot
- Clinical skills in nail surgery
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 PDTY2204 and PDTY2205.
Anatomy of the foot and ankle; Regional local anaesthesia; Orthotic prescription; Clinical pharmacology
In Term Test: Class Examination - Anatomy
Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Journal Article Review
In Term Test: Class Exam Mid-semester
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Professional Task: Clinic *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
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.
- NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
- First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
Face to Face Off Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks
One week of this course is a mid semester exam - this is currently listed as a lecture
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks