UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PODI4105 Podiatric Medicine 2

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is designed to further expand students' understanding of the scientific basis and practice of podiatric medicine and to make their clinical experiences the following year more meaningful. The unit focuses on common foot pathological conditions encountered in the practice of podiatry. Various aspects are explored such as biomechanics, dermatological, podopediatrics, circulatory and neurological disorders. The teaching is taught through lectures, tutorials, PBLs and selected laboratory sessions.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the pathomechanics and conservative treatment of common foot problems such as hallux valgus, hallux limitus, lesser toe deformities, lesser metatarsal deformities, Morton's neuroma, pes planus and cacus foot.; (2) describe aetiology and management of common dermatological conditions such as corns, callus and warts; (3) discuss presentation of selected neurological conditions such as stroke, Charcot Marie Tooth disease, Cerebral Palsy, Polio, Guillain Barre Syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and traumatic nerve injuries; (4) discuss clinical presentation of vascular diseases involving lower extremity; (5) demonstrate developing skills with history and physical examination techniques of patients with neurological and vascular diseases; (6) assess and differentiate normal and pathological gait; (7) discuss history and physical examination technique of a paediatric patient; (8) discuss normal milestones of a paediatric patient; (9) discuss clinical presentation and objective tests used to assess congenital dislocation of the hip; (10) discuss clinical presentation of common paediatric conditions such as Sever's disease, Islen's disease, metatarsus adductus, congenital talipes equinovalgus, vertical talus, tarsal coalition, talipes equino varus and valgus deformities.; (11) demonstrate developing clinical reasoning to explain possible compensations as a result of abnormal gait; (12) discuss topical medications used in management of common dermatological conditions affecting the lower extremity; (13) discuss management of common dermatological, vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions affecting foot and ankle; (14) identify and apply relevant literature in online discussions; (15) discuss the use of evidence-based practice when participating in online discussions; (16) discuss patient education of dermatological, vascular, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions affecting the foot and ankle; (17) demonstrate the ability to accurately identify and explain core concepts for peers in on-line discussion; (18) describe health care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; (19) understand the pattern of specific Podiatric Conditions in population groups; (20) participate in number of group discussions online in order to discuss and share knowledge; and (21) participate in online discussion is a professional and respectful manner.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) mid-semester examination; (2) ongoing problem-based learnings (PBL); and (3) two-hour end-of-semester written examination. 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/PODI4105/SEM-2/2017

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