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
This unit intends to foster the development of the student as a clinician, a team member, an ethical professional, an advocate and an educator. Students develop their information literacy skills as applied to clinical podiatric medicine and the interactions with paediatric individuals, those who are mentally, physically or differently abled and those affected by mental health, behavioural and psychiatric conditions. Case-based learning built around the core conditions and presentations will illustrate clinically relevant aspects of bioscience and introduce principles of clinical reasoning. Communication skills and the clinical skills of history-taking and physical examination are introduced in a structured manner, allowing development of professional behaviours and understanding of the patient perspective and of patient-centred care to engage in collaborative diverse practice. The concepts of epidemiology, medical research and evidence-based practice are introduced along with the opportunity to discuss the main issues in social determinants of health, global health, mental health, healthcare systems and health economics relating to the following specific population groups; paediatric individuals, those who are mentally, physically or differently abled and those affected by mental health, behavioural and psychiatric conditions.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the role of the podiatrist and other health care professionals in the provision of care for paediatric, disabled populations and those affected by mental health, behavioural and psychiatric conditions); (2) demonstrate socio-cultural competence in acknowledging and understanding Australian health and disability care systems; (3) discuss health decision making and primary needs for paediatric, disabled populations and those affected by mental health, behavioural and psychiatric conditions that may affect their podiatric management
; (4) discuss the barriers and enables of health literacy that can affect health outcomes for paediatric, disabled populations and those affected by mental health, behavioural and psychiatric conditions
; (5) critically analyse the literature regarding the management of paediatric, disabled populations and those affected by mental health, behavioural and psychiatric conditions; (6) demonstrate clinical assessment and implementing treatment plans for common conditions presenting with of the paediatric and disabled patient; and (7) demonstrate learning and application of therapeutic management of patients.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment(s); (2) examination(s); (3) in-semester test(s); and (4) 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 examination(s), in-semester test(s), and professional behaviour assessment components.

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

Unit rules
Prerequisites:
(a) Enrolment in Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 91870, and
(b) successful completion of: PODI4221 Podiatric Populations 1 (ID 7836) PODI4222 Clinical Podiatric Practice 3 (ID 7837) PODI4223 Pharmacotherapeutics for Podiatrists 2 (ID 7838) PODI4224 Research Project Planning (ID 7839)
Co-requisites:
PODI4226 Clinical Podiatric Practice 4 (ID 7841) PODI4227 Podiatric Surgery and Clinical Therapeutics (ID 7842) PODI4228 The High Risk Foot (ID 7843) PODI4000 Research Project Development (ID 7844)
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
Approximately 6 hours per week, including lectures 2-3 hours per week and a combination of: seminars, clinical skills workshops, team and case based learning workshops, e-learning sessions, tutorials, and self-directed online learning.
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.