PODI4212 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is designed to further expand students' understanding of the scientific basis and practice of podiatric medicine and to make their clinical experiences the following year more meaningful. The unit focuses on common foot pathological conditions encountered in the practice of podiatry. Various aspects are explored such as biomechanics, dermatological, podopediatrics, circulatory and neurological disorders. The teaching is taught through lectures, PBLs and selected laboratory sessions.
Students are able to (1) describe the pathomechanics and conservative treatment of common foot deformities/pathologies; (2) understand clinical presentation of dermatological, vascular and neurological diseases in the lower extremity; (3) critically review literature on a nominated podiatric topic; (4) assess and differentiate normal and pathological gait; (5) understand history taking, normal milestones, clinical presentation and objective tests used to assess common podopaediatric conditions; (6) describe healthcare needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; (7) understand the pattern of specific podiatric conditions in population groups; and (8) demonstrate professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination; (2) assignments; and (3) in-training 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 written examination and in-training assessment components.

Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain an overall mark of 45 to 49 overall and a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Component.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Deborah Schoen
Unit rules
Enrolment in 90870 (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)
either PODI4112 Integrated Clinical Sciences 2
(IMED3003 Body Systems and Disease III
IMED3004 Body Systems and Disease IV).
PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
Contact hours
5 hours per week
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-E-1-2020]
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