PODI4213 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Students will develop confidence as podiatric practitioners in practicing through a broad range approach to musculoskeletal medicine. You will be able to apply a broad range of treatment perspectives, from preventative, self management to managing appropriate surgical referrals. This is achieved through a patient centred approach and collaborative partnerships with other professionals. This unit will focus on developing clinical knowledge and skills with regard to the interpretation and application of biomechanical principles and assessment and and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, normal function and biomechanics, clinical presentations, progression, diagnostic and therapeutic principles/management with specified core conditions and presentations in the lower limb, foot and ankle musculoskeletal medicine; (2) identify and describe appropriate medical imaging techniques for common musculoskeletal conditions affecting the foot and ankle including MRI, ultrasound and X-ray; (3) develop clinical problem-solving skills to formulate differential diagnoses and recognise clinical priorities; (4) demonstrate professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; (5) implement principles of communication with patients, colleagues and other health professionals and present cases in a logical and systematic manner; (6) demonstrate knowledge of epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentations, natural history, diagnostic and therapeutic principles with specified core conditions and presentations in the high-risk foot; (7) interpret appropriate medical imaging techniques for high-risk foot conditions affecting the foot and ankle; (8) demonstrate the appropriate patient assessment skills affecting the high-risk foot, including neurovascular, dermatology and wound assessments. and other assessment conditions affecting the high-risk foot and ankle; (9) assess impact of presenting problem on patient's health, acknowledging their individual context and preference; (10) demonstrate the application of scientific knowledge for the assessment, management and treatment of common high risk foot conditions while also utilising suitable risk assessment tools where available; (11) explain diagnoses, investigations, management options and prognoses in a systematic and logical manner.; (12) identify appropriate resources for further education for patients; (13) develop an understanding of the diversity in different populations in common high-risk foot conditions affecting the foot and ankle; and (14) identify opportunities for collaboration and teamwork and referral to health professionals in delivering patient centred health care.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination; (2) assignment; 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%, providing no other unit is failed.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Deborah Schoen
Unit rules
Successful completion of UWA MJD-MEDSC Medical Sciences
PODI4111 Integrated Clinical Sciences 1, PODI4112 Integrated Clinical Sciences 2, and First semester DPM 2 Units: PODI4211 Integrated Clinical Practice, PODI4212 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 1, PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1
PUBH4401 Biostatistics.
Contact hours
3-4 hours/week
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