PODI4206 Podiatric Medicine 4
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Students are taught all aspects of the aetiology, diagnosis and management of various acquired, degenerative and systemic podiatric conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.
- Students are able to (1) integrate knowledge of epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentations, natural history, diagnostic and therapeutic principles with specified core conditions and presentations in the high-risk foot; (2) interpret appropriate medical imaging techniques for high-risk foot conditions affecting the foot and ankle; (3) demonstrate the appropriate patient assessment skills affecting the high-risk foot, including neurovascular, dermatology and wound assessments. and other assessment conditions affecting the high-risk foot and ankle; (4) assess impact of presenting problem on patient's health, acknowledging their individual context and preferences; (5) integrate the application of scientific knowledge for the assessment, management and treatment of common high-risk foot conditions while also utilising suitable risk assessment tools where available; (6) develop clinical problem-solving skills to formulate differential diagnoses and recognise clinical priorities; (7) develop understanding of principles of communication with patients, colleagues and other health professionals; (8) explain diagnoses, investigations, management options and prognoses in a systematic and logical manner.; (9) refer patients to appropriate resources for further education; (10) develop an understanding of the diversity in different populations in common high-risk foot conditions affecting the foot and ankle; (11) display professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; and (12) identify opportunities for collaboration and teamwork and referral to health professionals in delivering patient-centred health care.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignment; (2) written examination; and (3) in-training assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain an overall mark of 45 to 49%, providing no other unit is failed.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Deborah Schoen
- Unit rules
- successful completion of PODI4201 Podiatric Medicine 3, PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1, PODI4203 General Medicine and Pathology, PUBH4401 Biostatistics 1
- Contact hours
- lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (for 16 weeks from week 30)
- 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.