UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PODI4101 Podiatric Medicine 1

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This is an introductory unit and starts with exploring the the history and development of podiatry in Australia and selected countries, as well as the scope and practice of podiatry and its role in the health care system. Normal anatomy of the foot, ankle and lower extremity will be discussed in detail. In addition, you will learn about the biomechanics of the foot, ankle, lower extremity and selected common Podiatric pathologies. Finally, you will be introduced to foot and ankle radiology and how to correlate X-ray findings with biomechanical parameters.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the history and scope of practice of podiatric medicine; (2) describe the anatomy of foot, ankle and lower extremity and understand the axis of motions and functions of ankle, subtalar, mid tarsal, first ray and metatarsal phalangeal joints; (3) identify and explain concepts of clinical measurements in biomechanics (closed and open kinetic chain); (4) identify normal anatomy radiographically and be familiar with the indications of various radiographic modalities such as X-ray, bone scan, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans; (5) describe the phasic nature of gait cycle and phasic actions of muscles; (6) describe aetiology of and clinical implications of femoral and tibial torsion and its effect on foot function; (7) describe the aetiology, pathomechanics and compensatory mechanisms of forefoot varus/valgus, rearfoot varus/ valgus deformities; (8) introduced to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people health care issues; (9) describe the aetiology and pathomechanics of selected common foot deformities such as hallux valgus and hallux limitus; (10) demonstrate the ability to find and critically review literature on nominated podiatric topics; (11) discuss the application Evidence Based research to the application of podiatric practice; (12) participate in tutorial discussion on nominated Podiatric topics.; and (13) demonstrates a professional manner in online discussions.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) problem Based Learnings; (2) final exam; and (3) mid semester exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Reza Naraghi
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PODI4101/SEM-1/2017

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