PODI6532 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum II

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 the elective surgical treatment of common foot conditions. Specific instruction in this unit focuses on the further attainment of surgical skills and knowledge of forefoot surgical procedures.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of routine elective metatarsophalangeal joint surgical procedures; (2) demonstrate ability to maintain accurate patient records; (3) demonstrate increasing competence in pre and intra-operative assessment and management of forefoot surgical procedures; (4) demonstrate effective patient and health practitioner communication; (5) display professional behaviour in the clinical and educational setting; (6) demonstrate safe operating room protocols; and (7) 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
PODI6531 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum I
Contact hours
clinical placement: 14 hours per week for 18 weeks
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-E-1-2020]
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