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Unit Overview


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.

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

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 prescribing relevant to management of a complex lower limb case in line with legislative and regulatory requirements of the medication safety standard and Quality Use of Medicines. ; and (5) display professional behaviour in educational and clinical settings.


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 Jamie Weaver
Unit rules
Enrolment in
91830 Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (ID 1904)
or 90830 Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (ID 147)
and PODI5511 Advanced Podiatric Medicine I (ID 3775)
, PODI5512 Advanced Podiatric Medicine II (ID 3776)
and PODI5513 Advanced Podiatric Surgery (ID 3777)
PODI6571 Podiatric Research Project (part-time) (ID 3794)
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).
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

McGlamry’s foot and ankle surgery, 5th edition [Authors: Brian Carpenter. Editors: Michelle L. Butterworth, William D. Fishco, John T. Marcoux, Daniel F. Vickers, Ovid Technologies Inc.]

McGlamry’s comprehensive textbook of foot and ankle surgery, 4th Edition. [Authors: E. Dalton McGlamry, Joe T. Southerland]

The Foot and Ankle: Master Techniques in Podiatric Surgery, 1st Edition. [Author: Thomas K. Chang]

Foot and Ankle. 2nd Edition. [Author: David Thordarson]

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.