PODI5305 Podiatric Medicine 6

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This final semester unit aims to consolidate the theoretical aspects of podiatric medicine to enable students to diagnose and manage common disorders of the lower limb with particular emphasis on the latest foot and ankle treatment modalities. A number of guest lecturers are invited to share their knowledge in various areas of the podiatric medicine. Lectures are given on topics related to personnel and professional development.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) discuss various classification systems for trauma to the foot and ankle; (2) know common physiotherapy and advanced orthotics therapy techniques in the management of various foot and ankle pathologies; (3) demonstrate effective assessment and management of sports injuries and complex lower extremity disorders; (4) order and interpret pathology tests and advanced radiographic modalities in the management of podiatric pathologies; (5) demonstrate prescribing of drugs for management of infection, pain and dermatological conditions; (6) discuss indications, contraindications and post-management of various nail surgery procedures; (7) demonstrate clinical reasoning and use evidence-based clinical practice in the management of podiatric pathologies; and (8) discuss legal responsibilities involved in establishing a private practice in podiatry and implement a business plan to establish a private practice in podiatry.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written examination; (2) in-training assessment; and (3) assignment. 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 an overall mark of 45 to 49%, providing no other unit is failed
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Reza Naraghi
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
successful completion of PODI5301 Podiatric Medicine 5, PODI5302 Consolidation of Clinical Practice 1, PODI5303 Anesthesia and General Surgery, PODI5308 Podiatric Seminars
Contact hours
4 hours per week
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