PODI5511 Advanced Podiatric Medicine I

Credit
6 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit reviews clinical pharmacology and drug prescribing relevant to the practice of podiatric surgery; the results of common blood tests - infection, inflammation, hypercoaguability disorders, diabetes; the prevention, diagnosis and management of DVT in podiatric surgical patients; the evaluation and management of postoperative infections; and the evaluation and management of the arthritic patient.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) interpret common blood test results; (2) demonstrate knowledge of the implications of relevant systemic diseases on the lower extremity and their therapeutic management; (3) demonstrate increased knowledge and expertise in the pharmacological management of foot pathology; and (4) demonstrate knowledge of a multidisciplinary approach to patient management.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment/s and (2) prescription writing exercises. 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 prescription writing exercises 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)
Dr Hannah Chun
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (90830) course or enrolment in the Doctor of Podiatry (90820)
Contact hours
one hour per week, plus preparation and study
Texts

Dimmitt, S. Medicine for Podiatrists: eBook (ISBN 978-1-19219996-7-3)

Therapeutic Guidelines: (various versions) Analgesic; Antibiotic; Dermatological; Psychotropic; Rheumatological: Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, Melbourne

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