PODI4203 General Medicine and Pathology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces students to the theoretical and clinical aspects of systemic diseases, their medical management, their manifestations and/or how they affect the management of podiatric disorders. The unit consists of a didactic lecture series, interactive group tutorials as well as smaller clinical practice tutorials within a hospital setting. Students are able to understand and apply the general principles of pathology to systemic pathology; appreciate the interrelationships between certain systemic and lower limb diseases and how systemic pathology can affect the management of patients; and understand pathology reporting.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe common diseases that may affect podiatric practice; (2) detect common diseases using history taking and podiatric examination techniques; (3) recognise and manage medical emergencies in podiatric practice; (4) provide guidelines for referral of patients with systemic diseases to the appropriate health practitioner; (5) demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and other health professionals; (6) identify and explain the general principles of pathology; (7) identify and explain the interrelationship between certain systemic and lower limb diseases; and (8) explain biopsy reporting in simple terms for patients.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) end-of-semester examination and (2) mid-semester quiz. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Brendan McQuillan
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
All of: PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1
AND
PODI4211 Integrated Clinical Practice
AND
PODI4212 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 1 and PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
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