PODI5301 Podiatric Medicine 5

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Important areas of podiatric medicine are explored in detail. This includes musculoskeletal medicine; the role of the podiatrist as a team member in managing sports-related injuries; and the diagnosis and podiatric management of common sporting injuries of the lower extremity, including the use of physical therapy modalities used in the treatment of soft tissue injuries of the foot and ankle. The growth and development of the paediatric patient are explored, together with diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the lower extremity in the young patient. Similarly, the special medical, nursing and social implications of ageing and aspects of geriatric medicine relevant to podiatry are discussed.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify opportunities for collaboration and teamwork and referral to health professionals in delivering patient centred healthcare.; (2) discuss specific podiatric pathologies of patients with disabilities.; (3) discuss and differentiate between various soft tissue tumors affecting the foot and ankle.; (4) identify and discuss the use of appropriate scheduled medicines in general and specialist podiatric practice for selected conditions.; (5) discuss various techniques used in myofascial therapy and physiotherapy applied to foot and ankle.; (6) understand the indications and administer injections in the foot and ankle.; (7) understand common traumatic and sports injuries to the foot and ankle and their management.; (8) describe the management of common podiatric conditions among elderly people.; (9) demonstrate the ability to educate the patient and carers about preventative care of various podiatric conditions.; (10) describe the medical and social needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their impact on podiatric care.; (11) display professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; and (12) discuss medical and legal issues in Podiatry.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written examination; (2) assignment; and (3) in-training assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Reza Naraghi
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of PODI4205 Progression of Clinical Practice 2 , PODI4206, PODI4207 Pharmacology for Podiatrists , PODI4208 Research Methods
Contact hours
3 hours/week
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