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Unit Overview

Description
During this unit students will spend rotations in clinical settings to gain exposure in providing safe and effective patient management. They will also devlope an understanding of the importance of communicating with healthcare teams to collaborate a shared patient care / multidsciplinary approach. It also explores management of the deteriorating patient, cultural safety and therapeutic management of the complex patient.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of multidiscplinary approaches to complex lower limb cases taking in patient factors which also include cultural safety and respecting patient decision; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the importance of communicating key information to others in the healthcare team; (3) demonstrate the ability to recognise a deteriorating patient and safely perform advance life support procedures; (4) demonstrate an understanding of therapeutic drug prescibing relevant to management of a complex lower limb case; and (5) display professional behaviour in educational and clinical settings.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment/s; (2) oral exam/s; (3) written assessment/s; and (4) Professional behaviour 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, written assessment/s, and Professional behaviour 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 (ID3775)
PODI5512 Foundations of Podiatric Surgery 2 (ID3776)
PODI5513 Concepts of Podiatric Surgery (ID3777)
Co-requisites:
PODI6571 Podiatric Research Project (part-time) (ID 3794)
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Advanced life saving course 1 (estimated cost - 600).
Contact hours
Clinical placement: Approx 90hrs/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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