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) understand the indications for ankle foot orthotics in the management of complex pathologies.; (2) classifies systems involving the ankle, talus, and calcaneal fractures.; (3) apply common physiotherapy techniques in the management of foot and ankle pathologies.; (4) demonstrate effective assessment of complex foot deformities.; (5) interpret various blood tests management of podiatric pathologies.; (6) interpret X-ray, CT scan, MRI and ultrasound scans effectively for selected podiatric pathologies.; (7) demonstrate clinical reasoning in the management of podiatric pathologies.; (8) discuss management of traumatic injuries involving the ankle, rear and forefoot.; (9) discuss management of podiatric conditions using therapies such as PRP, CT and ultrasound guided injection techniques.; (10) discuss indications and contraindications for nail surgery procedures.; (11) prescribe various prescription drugs used to treat infection, pain and dermatological conditions.; (12) describe the principles of audit in private practice.; (13) uses evidence based practice in the management of advanced podiatric pathologies.; (14) educate patients and carers in management of infection, pain and dermatological conditions.; (15) demonstrate ability to develop a business plan for private practice.; (16) understand the role of insurance companies in providing podiatry care.; (17) display professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; and (18) discuss legal responsibilities involved in establishing a private practice in podiatry..
Assessment
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.

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/week
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