PODI5302 Consolidation of Clinical Practice 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit consolidates clinical practice in podiatry in preparation for the student to enter independent practice upon graduation and registration as a podiatrist. All aspects of the assessment and treatment of common foot conditions, performing minor surgery and the administration and prescription of scheduled medications are covered. The practical and ethical aspects of practicing are reviewed in weekly group discussions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) integrate knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic and therapeutic principles with core medical conditions within podiatric practice; (2) demonstrate safe and effective assessment of common foot conditions; (3) Formulate differential diagnoses of podiatric conditions affecting the lower limb.; (4) interpret the results of medical imaging tests employed in the diagnosis and management of foot and ankle pathology.; (5) select and prescribe appropriate scheduled medicines in general and specialist podiatric practice for specified conditions within professional guidelines; (6) perform minor podiatric surgery under local anaesthesia on a range of soft tissue and digital abnormalities.; (7) perform safe and effective conservative management of common foot conditions.; (8) demonstrate ability to provide appropriate podiatric management to high-risk patients in a safe and efficient manner; (9) prescribe, manufacture and modify accommodative and functional foot orthoses; (10) recognise the need for further care and make an appropriate referral of podiatric patients to other health professionals; (11) apply the principles of evidenced-based practice and research in the management of Podiatric pathologies.; (12) discuss and implement strategies for health maintenance, promotion and disease prevention in a range of population sub-groups.; (13) discuss with the patient preventative healthcare strategies for various podiatric conditions.; (14) demonstrate the ability to provide effective podiatric care in a culturally safe manner in dedicated Indigenous Health Podiatry Clinics; (15) display professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; and (16) demonstrate a professional approach to the management of ethical and legal responsibilities and challenges in podiatric practice..
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) clinical assessment; (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 Laurie Foley
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of PODI4205 Progression of Clinical Practice 2 , PODI4206 Podiatric Medicine 4 , PODI4207 Pharmacology for Podiatrists , PODI4208 Research Methods
Contact hours
14 hours/week
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