PODI4206 Podiatric Medicine 4

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) iIntegrate 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. assessments conditions affecting the high-risk foot and ankle; (4) assess impact of presenting problem on patients 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 whilst 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 prinicples of communication with patients, colleagues and other health professionals; (8) explain diagnoses, investigations, management options and prognosis 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 healthcare..
Assessment
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)
Ms Renee Silvester
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of PODI4201 Podiatric Medicine 3 , PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1 , PODI4203 General Medicine & Pathology, PUBH4401 Biostatistics 1
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week for 16 weeks from week 30
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