PODI5301 Podiatric Medicine 5

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Important areas of podiatric medicine are explored in detail. This includes musculoskeletal medicine; the role of the podiatrist as a team member in managing sports-related injuries; and the diagnosis and podiatric management of common sporting injuries of the lower extremity, including the use of physical therapy modalities used in the treatment of soft tissue injuries of the foot and ankle. The growth and development of the paediatric patient are explored, together with diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the lower extremity in the young patient. Similarly, the special medical, nursing and social implications of ageing and aspects of geriatric medicine relevant to podiatry are discussed.
Students are able to (1) discuss specific podiatric pathologies of patients with disabilities; (2) discuss and differentiate between various soft tissue tumors affecting the foot and ankle; (3) identify and discuss the use of appropriate scheduled medicines in general and specialist podiatric practice for selected conditions; (4) understand the indications and administer injections in the foot and ankle; (5) understand common traumatic and sports injuries to the foot and ankle and their management; (6) describe the management of common podiatric conditions among elderly people; (7) demonstrate the ability to educate the patient and carers about preventative care of various podiatric conditions; (8) describe the medical and social needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their impact on podiatric care; (9) display professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; (10) discuss medical and legal issues in Podiatry; and (11) discuss aetiology, clinical presentation and management of common paediatric condittions.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination and (2) assignments. 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 component.

Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 overall and a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Components.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Reza Naraghi
Unit rules
successful completion of PODI4205 Progression of Clinical Practice 2, PODI4206 Podiatric Medicine 4, PODI4207 Pharmacology for Podiatrists, PODI4208 Research Methods
Contact hours
3 hours/week
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