UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PODI4106 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit continues to introduce students to the relevant ethical and legal responsibilities within the practice of clinical podiatric medicine. During laboratory sessions students are taught the principles of taking a podiatric history and performing a podiatric physical examination. The practitioner–patient relationship, record keeping and time management skills are introduced. An introduction to neurological and vascular examination of the lower limb is undertaken. The impact of historical, cultural and social factors on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health and health care is discussed. Students spend time observing patients being assessed and treated in hospital and/or private podiatry practice.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate concise and effective oral and written communication skills; (2) describe and practise effective patient-centred interviewing skills; (3) describe and perform aspects of patient assessment of the lower extremity; (4) explain a number of non-drug therapies in podiatric medicine; (5) describe strategies for health maintenance, promotion and disease prevention in a range of population sub-groups; (6) identify and explain the impact of historical, cultural and social factors on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health and health care; (7) discuss the effects of a multicultural society on health care; and (8) identify relevant ethical and legal responsibilities in podiatric practice.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) case study assignment; (2) video interview; and (3) end of semester two-hour written examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Laurie Foley
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PODI4106/SEM-2/2017

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