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Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
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.
PODI5515 Introduction to Surgical Skills
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2022 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit focuses on introducing basic surgical skills and theatre etiquette required of a podiatric surgeon. Students will learn how to behave in a surgical environment, apply policies and procedures to ensure safe practice in the clinical environment, identify risks and implement improvements, understand surgical instruments/medical equipment and their indications and use. Basic surgical skills such as suturing, wart currettage and nail procedures are taught and clinically assessed
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge and practise safe scrubbing, gowning, gloving, aseptic no-touch techniques, surgically preparing the patient, draping, surgical theatre protocol/ etiquette and casting techniques; (2) demonstrate knowledge and competence in surgical instrument and medical equipment identification, indications, correct use and the ability to check equipment is in good working order and condition.
; (3) practise safely in the clinical environment and the ability to identify risk, report risk / incidences; (4) obtain appropriate licensing to demonstrate understanding and safe use of laser and fluoroscopy equipment; (5) demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedures to safely practice in the clinical environment (eg infection control / biological hazards), including the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical products.; (6) demonstrate knowledge and perform basic surgical skills such as suturing, wart currettage, nail procedures and use of injectible medicines; and (7) display professional behaviour in the education and clinical setting.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment/s; (2) clinical assessment/s; (3) written assessment/s; and (4) professional behaviour assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
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 clinical assessment/s, written assessment/s, and professional behaviour assessment components.
Except where supplementary assessment is not available in a unit, it will be offered to students in all units who:
- Are in good academic standing overall;
- Have passed over half the units taken in the teaching period concerned, except where they are only enrolled in two or less units in the period;
- Have submitted all assessment items in the unit;
- Have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit; and
- No finding of academic misconduct has been made against them in the unit concerned.
Additionally student may apply for supplementary assessment in any unit which is the final unit required for graduation in there course and where they have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Hannah Chun TBC
- Unit rules
- Enrolment in the Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (91830) or Doctor of Podiatry (90820)
PODI5511 Foundations of Podiatric Surgery 1 (ID3775)
PODI5512 Foundations of Podiatric Surgery 2 (ID3776)
PODI5513 Concepts of Podiatric Surgery (ID3777)
- PODI5514 Podiatric Medicine Practicum (ID 3778); PODI6571 Podiatric Research 1 (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 or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):(1) Laser course (estimated cost - 220)
(2) Fluoroscopy course (estimated cost - 385)
(3) Suturing kit (estimated cost - 50).
- Contact hours
- Lecture: 1hours / week for duration of semester
Placement+ laboratory combination: 7hours / week
Seminars: 2hours/ fortnight for duration of semester
Thomson, T. et al. Assisting at Podiatric Surgery: a Guide for Podiatric Surgical Students and Podiatric Theatre Assistants: Churchill Livingstone 2002
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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