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PODI5513 Concepts of Podiatric Surgery

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit focuses on theoretical knowledge of common podiatric surgical procedures with aims for students to be able to understand indications, contraindications, surgical techniques, peri-operative management as well as accurate diagnosis and classification of conditions via medical imaging. Case studies are implemented to further progress students with their therapeutic application skills when managing surgical patients. Concepts of internal/external fixation as well as wound and bone healing are also explored for students to be able to apply this as they progress through the course.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of common podiatric surgical procedures, their indications, contraindications, techniques and peri-operative management of soft tissue, fore-,mid- and hind-foot deformities.; (2) demonstrate knowledge of appropriate clinical assessments and investigations required for common podiatric surgical procedures of fore-,mid- and hind-foot deformities.; (3) demonstrate appropriate choice and interpretation of medical imaging to diagnose and stage common podiatric conditions; (4) demonstrate knowledge of the diagnosis and management of peri-operative complications, both local and systemic in the elective podiatric surgical patient.; (5) demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic drug prescibing relevant to management of the podiatric surgical patient; and (6) demonstrate knowledge of internal and external fixation concepts, implant selection, osteogenesis and wound healing..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) test/s; (2) assignment/s; (3) oral exam/s; and (4) written assessment/s. 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 oral exam/s and written assessment/s components.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Hannah Chun
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (91830) or Doctor of Podiatry (90820)
and
PODI5511 Foundations of Podiatric Surgery 1 (ID 3775)
PODI5512 Foundations of Podiatric Surgery 2 (ID 3776)
Co-requisites:
PUBH4403 Epidemiology I (ID 707)
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
Lecture: 2hours / week for duration of semester
Tutorial: 2hours/ fortnight for duration of semester
Seminars: 2hours/ fortnight for duration of semester
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

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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