PODI5512 Advanced Podiatric Medicine II

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides is designed to expand a student's understanding of techniques used in the diagnosis and medical management of a variety of conditions likely to be encountered in podiatry practice. Students will demonstrate knowledge of scheduled medicines on the Podiatry Board of Australia's ‘National Drug List' and the regulations governing their use.
Students are able to (1) develop case studies that describe appropriate medical and podiatric management and write safe and appropriate prescriptions; (2) demonstrate knowledge of and support for a multidisciplinary approach to patient management; (3) demonstrate knowledge of the principles of drug prescribing and the legislation involved in writing prescriptions, administering medications and storing scheduled medicines; and (4) demonstrate knowledge of the ‘national drug list' and restrictions that apply to ESM prescribing by podiatrists and podiatric surgeons.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment/s and (2) prescription writing exercises. 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 prescription writing exercises component.

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)
Dr Hannah Chun
Unit rules
PODI5511 Advanced Podiatric Medicine I
Contact hours
Approx 8hrs / week

Dimmitt, S. Medicine for Podiatrists: eBook (ISBN 978-1-19219996-7-3)

Therapeutic Guidelines: (various versions) Analgesic; Antibiotic; Dermatological; Psychotropic; Rheumatological: Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, Melbourne

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