PODI5514 Podiatric Medicine Practicum

6 points

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.

Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Students spend rotations in a tertiary hospital /clinical setting to gain exposure in providing safe and effective patient management techniques such as foot ulcer management, infectious disease management, therapeutic management and surgical management of lower limb pathologies.
The practicum unit also provides students with the opportunity to acquire mentoring/supervisory experience through the provision of guidance to more junior peers such as DPM students.
Students are able to (1) develop clinical assessment and diagnostic skills in the management of complex lower limb pathologies in a tertiary hospital/clinical setting; (2) develop clinical knowledge in the treatment/management of complex lower limb pathologies in a tertiary hospital/clinical setting; (3) demonstrate the ability to present a case history and outline an appropriate management plan for a complex lower limb case; (4) demonstrate an understanding of the principles of therapeutic drug prescribing relevant to a complex lower limb case; and (5) demonstrate the ability to mentor junior peers such as DPM students..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-training assessment/s; (2) oral presentation/s; and (3) written assessment/s. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Hannah Chun
Contact hours
Clinical placement: Approx 90hrs/semester
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