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Unit Overview


PODI5334 marks the commencement of a year-long intensive research endeavour for final-year podiatry students. This initial 12-week segment is cantered on the active development and progression of group research projects. Students delve into data collection, analysis, and early interpretation of results, supported by targeted tutorials that align with each phase of their research. Presentations to an expert panel are a key feature, providing critical feedback to shape their investigative approaches. This unit sets the foundation for students, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills and insights to continue their research journey into the next semester and culminate their academic pursuits with significant contributions to the field of podiatry.

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

Students are able to (1) critically evaluate research methods and provide constructive feedback; (2) defend research methods employed

; (3) demonstrate academic writing, presentation and research skills; (4) create and deliver an oral presentation of the research data analysis, including an interpretation of findings

; and (5) demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a small group setting.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral presentation(s); (2) written assessment(s); and (3) professional communication. 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 assessment(s) and professional communication components.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Renee Silvester
Unit rules
Enrolment in
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 91870, and (b)
successful completion of
PODI4225 Podiatric Populations 2 (ID 7824) 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)
PODI5331 Podiatric Populations 3 (ID 7845) PODI5332 Clinical Podiatric Practice 5 (ID 7846) PODI5333 Extended Placement 1 (ID 7847)
Contact hours
Approximately 3 hours of contact per week via lectures, seminars, e-learning sessions and self directed online learning, and self directed data collection time allocated for approximately 3 hours per week.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.