PODI5303 Anesthesia and General Surgery
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Topics covered in the General Surgery component include the principles of general surgery, disturbances of homeostasis, wound healing, grafts, flaps, care of the surgical patient, vascular disease affecting the lower limb, complications of surgery including bleeding and infection and wound healing. The Anaesthesia component covers areas relevant to podiatry. The use by podiatrists of local anaesthetics, 'conscious sedation' techniques and sedative agents are covered in detail. Topics related to general anaesthesia and of relevance to podiatrists and podiatric surgeons working in a theatre environment are discussed. Topics covered include pre-operative assessment and preparation, drugs, equipment and monitoring used in general anaesthesia, recovery from anaesthesia, management of pain, nausea and vomiting after anaesthesia. Anaesthetic emergencies, first aid and resuscitation are discussed. Students are instructed in the practice of regional ankle block
- Students are able to (1) discuss principles of general surgery, disturbances of homeostasis and wound healing; (2) discuss the provision of safe and quality care in the patient undergoing surgical interventions; (3) discuss assessment and complications of diabetic patients; (4) understand anaesthetic emergencies, first aid and resuscitation; (5) discuss the use by podiatrists of local anaesthetics, 'conscious sedation' techniques and sedative agents; (6) discuss the use of general anaesthesia relevant to podiatrists and podiatric surgeons working in a theatre environment; (7) discuss in-patient care of the surgical patient and possible post-operative complications such as bleeding, fever, DVT, pulmonary embolism and infection; (8) discuss the management of a patient with burns; (9) understand plastic surgery techniques such as grafting and use of skin flaps; (10) discuss factors that can be controlled in an immune-compromised patient through education; (11) discuss preventative diabetic care and management of diabetic limb salvage; (12) display professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; and (13) recognise the importance of team work for optimal patient care in management of immune-compromised patients.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written examination and (2) in-training assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the in-training assessment component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 overall and a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Components.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Burke Hugo
- Unit rules
- successful completion of PODI4205 Progression of Clinical Practice 2, PODI4206 Podiatric Medicine 4, PODI4207 Pharmacology for Podiatrists, PODI4208 Research Methods
- Contact hours
- 2 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- 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.