PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Students will be learning podiatric clinical skills via hands on training, practical classroom demonstrations, role plays and simulated patients. Students will learn how to conduct patient-centred interviews, history taking and presenting cases; perform biomechanical assessments of the lower extremity; learn how to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions affecting the lower leg and foot and develop the practical skill of modifying functional and over-the-counter foot orthoses; and learn how to perform general routine care. Students will begin to have patient contact half-way through the semester.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate ability to perform aseptic no touch techniques.; (2) develop the ability to safely and effectively perform patient assessment using a problem-solving approach.; (3) develop the ability to integrate knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentations, progression, diagnostic and therapeutic principles with common conditions affecting the foot and ankle; (4) develop 'hands on' conservative treatment of common foot conditions in a safe and efficient manner; (5) develop clear, respectful, appropriate and effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills with fellow students, supervisors, patients and their families across different ages and backgrounds; (6) demonstrate understanding of confidentiality of clinical records; (7) develop skills in presentation of a case in a logical and systematic manner in the clinical setting; (8) demonstrate an understanding that podiatric medicine offers primary health care; (9) demonstrate the ability to perform specialised musculoskeletal examinations and assessments for the hip, knee and foot/ ankle joints; (10) consolidate and apply biomechanical principles in evaluating and treating foot/ lower leg conditions; and (11) demonstrate the ability to interpret biomechanical assessments, formulate an orthotic management plane and perform modifications functional and over-the-counter foot orthoses.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment/s; (2) clinical assessment/s; and (3) in-training assessment/s. 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 clinical assessment/s and in-training assessment/s components.
Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 overall and a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Component(s),
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Sarah Carter
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- 11 hrs/week
clinic and labs conducted every day and times are according to allocated groups
- 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.