UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PODI4205 Progression of Clinical Practice 2

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students rotate through the UWA Podiatry Clinic, podiatry departments of the main teaching hospitals, community health centres and selected private practices and are instructed in the podiatric treatment of common foot conditions. Students perform vascular and neurological assessments of the lower extremity; learn how to manage diabetic and neurovascular foot problems; and assist with minor podiatric surgical procedures of skin and nail conditions under local anaesthesia.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) perform conservative management for common foot conditions in a safe and efficient manner; (2) perform minor podiatric surgery under local anaesthesia of skin and nail abnormalities; (3) provide appropriate podiatric management to high-risk patients in a safe and efficient manner; (4) prescribe, manufacture and modify accommodative and functional foot orthoses; (5) analyse and explain the implications of chronic diseases on the lower extremity; (6) describe and engage in multidisciplinary management of conditions of the foot and ankle; (7) describe medical imaging techniques employed in the diagnosis and management of foot and ankle pathology; (8) implement strategies for health maintenance, promotion and disease prevention in a range of population sub-groups; and (9) identify and discuss relevant ethical and legal responsibilities in podiatric practice.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) logbook/reflective diary; (2) clinical and laboratory participation and clinical assessment examination; and (3) clinical examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Jennifer Bryant
Unit rules
Prerequisites: completion of all Level 1 units within the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (90870)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PODI4205/SEM-2/2017

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