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Unit Overview

Description
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
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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.



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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Hannah Chun TBC
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:
PODI5514 Podiatric Medicine Practicum (ID 3778); PODI6571 Podiatric Research 1 (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):
(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
Text

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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