PODI6531 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum I

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
The clinical podiatry practicum units train students in a structured manner in the assessment and surgical management of common foot conditions. Specific instruction in this unit focuses on the development of surgical skills relating to forefoot surgical procedures.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate effective patient and health practitioner communication; (2) demonstrate safe operating room protocol; (3) demonstrate ability to maintain accurate patient records; (4) demonstrate an understanding of routine elective forefoot surgical procedures; (5) demonstrate knowledge of O-A fixation techniques; (6) demonstrate increasing competence in pre and intra-operative assessment and management of forefoot surgical procedures; (7) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical setting; and (8) demonstrate competency in patient education and teaching of the clinical and surgical knowledge to peers.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment/s; (2) in training assessment/s; (3) written examination/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 professional behaviour assessment component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Burke Hugo
Unit rules
successful completion of DPS Group A units PODI5511 Advanced Podiatric Medicine I, PODI5512 Advanced Podiatric Medicine II , PODI5513 Advanced Podiatric Surgery, PODI5514 Podiatric Medicine Practicum, PODI5515 Podiatric Surgery Practicum, PUBH4401 Biostatistics I, PUBH5769 Biostatistics II
Contact hours
clinical placement: 14 hours per week for 18 weeks
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