Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
In this unit students gain a detailed understanding of the development and structure of the systemic and regional anatomy of the body, the axial and appendicular skeleton while becoming familiar with anatomical terminology. This unit introduces the application of anatomical principles in the theoretical and practical concepts of these areas of functional anatomy, focusing specifically on the anatomy and skin of the foot and lower limb. Students will also be introduced to clinical assessment of anatomical structures and relevant medical imaging techniques used clinically to assess these structures. Students will develop an understanding of normal skin anatomy and function as well as to become familiar with common pathologies, pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis and management of these common dermatological conditions of the foot, including inter and intraprofessional communication and appropriate referrals. Students will be responsible for their own learning through a variety of online and practical learning activities such as lectures, laboratories, workshops online materials, journal articles, reference texts and practical learning events which will be used to deliver the content of this unit.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe clinically relevant foundational knowledge of principles of anatomy and anatomical pathology
; (2) describe fertilisation, embryology and the pre-natal and post-natal process of development
; (3) describe the normal anatomy, structure and function of the axial and appendicular skeleton and sensory organs
; (4) demonstrate anatomical knowledge of the lower limb
; (5) discuss specific and clinically relevant normal and abnormal human anatomy, structure, function of the lower extremity including the skin, musculature, osteology, lymphatic system, nervous system and vasculature; (6) describe normal skin anatomy and function
; and (7) describe the aetiology, clinical features, pathological processes, diagnosis and implementation of evidence based treatment options for common dermatological conditions of the lower limb.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment(s); (2) test(s); and (3) exam(s). Further information is available in the unit outline.

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

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) (ID 7819) PODI3115 Body Systems 2 (ID 7821) PODI3000 Professionalism in Practice (ID 7835) PODI3112 Clinical Podiatric Practice 1 (ID 7817)
Incompatibility:
Nil
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Laboratory coat (estimated cost - $45).
Contact hours
Approximately 6 hours per week, including lectures 2-3 hours per week and a combination of: laboratories, e-learning sessions, tutorials, and self-directed online learning.
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