UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PODI4206 Podiatric Medicine 4

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students are taught all aspects of the aetiology, diagnosis and management of various acquired, degenerative, and systemic podiatric conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) integrate knowledge of epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentations, natural history, diagnostic and therapeutic principles with specified core conditions and presentations in the high-risk foot; (2) identify and describe appropriate medical imaging techniques for high-risk foot conditions affecting the foot and ankle including MRI, ultrasound and X-ray, CT and nuclear medicine.; (3) demonstrate appropriate patient assessment skills including neurovascular assessments, dermatology assessment and wound assessments conditions affecting the high-risk foot and ankle; (4) assess impact of presenting problem on patients' health, acknowledging their individual context and preferences; (5) integrate the application of scientific knowledge for the assessment, management and treatment of common high-risk foot conditions whilst also utilising suitable risk assessment tools where available; (6) develop clinical problem-solving skills to formulate differential diagnoses and recognise clinical priorities; (7) develop effective communication skills with patients, colleagues and other health professionals: presentingin a logical and systematic manner; demonstrate the ability to explain diagnoses, investigations, management options and prognosis; (8) develop the ability to critically evaluate the literature relevant to assessment, management and treatment options of common high-risk foot conditions affecting the foot and ankle.; (9) demonstrate the application of the principles of evidence-based medicine to dermatology, soft tissue tumours, bone tumours, rheumatology and diabetic foot conditions; (10) demonstrate effective learning skills; (11) demonstrate the ability to teach individual patients and/or yourpeers selected material in dermatology, rheumatology, diabetes and wounds.; (12) actively seek and integrate feedback into professional development; (13) advise patients on the pathology, treatment and management of common high-risk foot conditions.; (14) refer patients to appropriate resources for further education; (15) develop an understanding of diversity within the population in its aetiology in common high-risk foot conditions affecting the foot and ankle; (16) develop an understanding of diversity in different population groups in high-risk foot conditions; (17) demonstrate an understanding and respectfor the roles and competencies of other professionals.; (18) develop the ability to show initiative and leadership to in the management of high-risk foot conditions affecting the foot and ankle; (19) identify opportunities for collaboration and teamwork with other health professionals in delivering patient centred healthcare.; (20) apply principles of professionalism in academic and clinical work; (21) demonstrate the professional behaviours of integrity respect empathy and commitment to high-quality care.; (22) assume responsibility for own actions in clinical and academic setting; (23) demonstrate developing skills and management of conflicts of interest; (24) demonstrate the ability to be a reflective practitioner in the development of professionalism in clinical practice; (25) recognise own personal and professional limitations in clinical practice and seek settings resources for development; and (26) demonstrate the ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in relation to workshop discussions of case studies.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) short online tests; (2) cased based learning activities; and (3) end of semester final written examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Ms Renee Silvester
Unit rules
Prerequisites: completion of all Level 1 units within the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (90870)
Contact hours lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week for 16 weeks from week 30
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PODI4206/SEM-2/2017

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