PODI5513 Advanced Podiatric Surgery

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops a patient centred approach to the investigation and management of common foot pathologies. Students undertake tuition in the selection of elective podiatric surgical procedures, the principles of internal fixation and post-operative care of the surgical patient. The diagnosis and management of post-operative complications is considered in a multidisciplinary context.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of common podiatric surgical procedures, their indications, application and postoperative management of selected digital, lesser metatarsal, first ray, mid- and hind-foot deformities.; (2) demonstrate knowledge of the diagnosis and management of postoperative complications, both local and general in the elective podiatric surgical patient.; (3) demonstrate an understanding of therapeutic drug prescribing relevant to management of the podiatric surgical patient.; and (4) demonstrate communication skills with senior students and academic peers.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) Written assessment/s; (2) written examination/s; and (3) oral presentation. 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/s 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
enrolment in the Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (90830)
Doctor of Podiatry (90820)
Contact hours
Lectures 15 x 1 hour
Workshop/s: 15 hours

Mann’s Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 2-Volume Set / 9th Edition [Authors: Michael Coughlin Charles Saltzman Robert B. Anderson]


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