PODI4104 Lower Extremity Functional Anatomy and Physiology

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
The modules in this unit equip students with knowledge relating to fundamental medical sciences in preparation for understanding the normal and pathological structures and processes in podiatry. The unit provides a high challenge, high support educational environment. It encourages deeper understanding and learning and helps students cross the threshold from undergraduate to postgraduate. It also provides a transformative educational environment.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate clear academic expectations and standards; (2) understand and use the scientific method and a critical approach to evidence; (3) demonstrate the research underpinning present and future knowledge; (4) develop lifelong learning; and (5) integrate knowledge across disciplines and practise holistic dentistry.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorial/laboratory exercises including an essay; (2) a mid-semester examination; and (3) a final theory and practical examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a final theory and practical examination component.

Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Stuart Bunt
Unit rules
enrolment in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (90870)
Advisable prior study:
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development ANHB2213 Human Functional Anatomy PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
Approved quota: 55 Max—academic merit and background
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours a week, labs/Practical Classes: 2 hours a week for 13 weeks
Unit Outline
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.