PODI5309 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 3

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Important areas of podiatric medicine and surgery are explored in detail. These include podiatric surgical management of common foot conditions, musculoskeletal medicine; the role of the podiatrist as a team member in managing sports-related injuries; and the diagnosis and podiatric management of common sporting injuries of the lower extremity. The growth and development of the paediatric patient are explored, together with diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the lower extremity in the young patient. Similarly, the special medical, nursing and social implications of ageing and aspects of geriatric medicine relevant to podiatry are discussed. How to approach disability patients and common conditions affecting them are discussed in detail. Finally, therapeutic and the use of schedule medicine for management of common podiatric conditions will be discussed.
Students are able to (1) understand specific podiatric pathologies of patients with disabilities; (2) understand conservative and surgical management of various soft tissue tumours affecting the foot and ankle; (3) identify and understand the use of appropriate scheduled medicines in general and specialist podiatric practice for selected conditions; (4) understand various techniques used in myofascial therapy and physiotherapy applied to foot and ankle; (5) understand common traumatic and sports injuries to the foot and ankle and their management; (6) describe the management of common podiatric conditions among elderly people; (7) understand aetiology, clinical presentation and management of common paediatric conditions; (8) demonstrate the ability to educate the patient and carers about preventative care of various podiatric conditions; (9) understand medical and legal issues in Podiatry; and (10) understand indications/contraindications of common podiatric surgical procedures.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination; (2) assignment/s; and (3) in-training assessment/s. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the written examination and in-training assessment/s components.

Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 overall and a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Components.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Reza Naraghi
Unit rules
Successful completion of DPM 2 Units: PODI4211 Integrated Clinical Practice, PODI4212 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 1, PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1, PUBH4401 Biostatistics, PODI4205 Progression of Clinical Practice 2, PODI4213 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 2, PODI4208 Research Methods, PODI4203 General Medicine and Pathology.
Contact hours
3 hours/week
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-E-1-2020]
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