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Unit Overview

Description
Podiatry work experience - self directed. Before successful completion of the first year of the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine OR the final year of the BBioMedSci(PHMSC), a student must have completed not less than 20 hours of professional work experience (either continuous or non- continuous) with a registered podiatrist considered appropriate by the Head of Discipline of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, over the course of the year. Students must make their own arrangements for professional work experience with advice from the unit co-ordinator and students must provide evidence of their professional work experience in accordance with the guidelines available from the unit co-ordinator..

A student must have completed not less than 20 hours of full-time, or the equivalent part-time, professional work experience under the direct supervision of a registered podiatrist considered appropriate by the Head of Discipline of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery; students must make their own arrangements for professional work experience with advice from the unit co-ordinator; and students must provide evidence of their professional work experience in accordance with the guidelines available from the unit co-ordinator.
Credit
0 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodWork ExperienceExternal
Outcomes
Students are able to understand the role of a podiatrist through the observation of podiatrists in the workplace.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional communication and (2) professional behaviour assessment. 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 professional communication and professional behaviour assessment components.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Matthew Keating
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
(1) a. 96 points credit including completion of all level 2 units in Major of Podiatric health and Medical Sciences Major (MJD-PHMSC); or
b. Enrolment in Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 91870.
and
(2) students enrolling in this unit via the assured pathway MJD-PHMSC and/or the graduate entry DPM must comply with the requirements of the School's Infection Control, First Aid, Working with Children's check and Police Clearance check requirements prior to the commencement of Level 3 PODI units, as detailed in the DPM course rules.
Co-requisites:
PODI3111 Body Systems 1 (ID 7818) , PODI3112 Clinical Podiatric Practice 1 (ID 7817), PODI3113 Anatomy and Cutaneous Science (ID 7819), PODI3115 Body Systems 2 (ID 7821)
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
Up to 4 hrs per week to achieve 20 hours in total
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