PODI4203 General Medicine and Pathology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces students to the theoretical and clinical aspects of systemic diseases, their medical management, their manifestations and/or how they affect the management of podiatric disorders. The unit consists of a didactic lecture series, interactive group tutorials as well as smaller clinical practice tutorials within a hospital setting. Students are able to understand and apply the general principles of pathology to systemic pathology; appreciate the interrelationships between certain systemic and lower limb diseases and how systemic pathology can affect the management of patients; and understand pathology reporting.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe common diseases that may affect podiatric practice; (2) detect common diseases using history taking and podiatric examination techniques; (3) recognise and manage medical emergencies in podiatric practice; (4) provide guidelines for referral of patients with systemic diseases to the appropriate health practitioner; (5) demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and other health professionals; (6) identify and explain the general principles of pathology; (7) identify and explain the interrelationship between certain systemic and lower limb diseases; and (8) explain biopsy reporting in simple terms for patients.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination and (2) mid semester assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Brendan McQuillan
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of all Level 1 units within the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (90870)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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