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Unit Overview


PODI5338: As the continuation of the comprehensive research experience that began in PODI5334, PODI5338 further advances the group research projects for final-year podiatry students. This unit deepens the collaborative research process, with students engaging in the collective synthesis of their data and the preparation of a scholarly journal article. The tutorials within this semester are tailored to refine students' skills in data presentation, discussion articulation, and manuscript writing. Central to this phase is the Research Day, where groups present their consolidated findings to an expert panel, integrating feedback that enhances the academic rigor of their work. This structured approach ensures students are well-prepared to contribute meaningful research to the field of podiatry, emphasising the value of collaborative scholarship and peer review in scientific inquiry.

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

Students are able to (1) critically evaluate the literature relevant to the research topic; (2) formulate and discuss results obtained from the research project, using the chosen research methods; (3) construct research project into a scholarly article format; (4) create and present research project utilising multimedia tools; 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
PODI5331 Podiatric Populations 3.
PODI5332 Clinical Podiatric Practice 5.
PODI5333 Extended Placement 1.
PODI5334 Research Project 1
PODI5335 Podiatric Populations 4 (ID 7850) PODI5336 Clinical Podiatric Practice 6 (ID 7852) PODI5337 Extended Placements 2 (ID 7853)
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.
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