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Unit Overview


This unit consolidates clinical practice in podiatry in preparation for the student to enter independent practice upon graduation and registration as a podiatrist. All aspects of the assessment and treatment of common foot conditions, performing minor surgery and the administration and prescription of scheduled medications are covered.

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate safe and effective assessment of common and high-risk foot conditions; (2) formulate short and long term management plans; (3) interpret the results of medical imaging tests employed in the diagnosis and management of foot and ankle pathology; (4) select and prescribe appropriate scheduled medicines in general and specialist podiatric practice for specified conditions within professional guidelines; (5) prescribe, manufacture and modify accommodative and functional foot orthoses; (6) understand and implement strategies for health maintenance, promotion and disease prevention in a range of population sub-groups; (7) demonstrate skills of a reflective practitioner in seeking to identify and address gaps in knowledge and practice; (8) discuss with the patient preventative healthcare strategies for various podiatric conditions; (9) demonstrate the ability to provide effective podiatric care in a culturally safe manner in dedicated Indigenous health podiatry clinics

; (10) demonstrate professional behaviour in a variety of clinical/educational settings; (11) demonstrate a professional approach to the management of ethical and legal responsibilities and challenges in podiatric practice

; and (12) demonstrate critical thinking ability and research skills to promote lifelong researchers and/or learners.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) clinical assessment; (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 clinical assessment and in-training assessment components.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Catherine Crabb
Unit rules
successful completion of
PODI4211 Integrated Clinical Practice, PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1, PODI4212 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 1, PUBH4401 Biostatistics 1, PODI4205 Progression of Clinical Practice 2, PODI4213 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 2, PODI4203 General Medicine and Pathology, PODI4208 Research Methods
Contact hours
25 hours per week
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