PODI6534 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum IV

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 treatment of the high-risk, and/or elective foot, surgical pathologies. Specific instruction in this unit focuses on the further attainment of routine surgical skills and the knowledge of mid-foot and hind-foot surgical procedures.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a knowledge of mid-foot and rear-foot surgical procedures; (2) demonstrate competence in performing routine elective podiatric surgical procedures; (3) demonstrate increasing competence in pre and post-operative assessment and management of podiatric surgical patients; (4) demonstrate competence in performing routine elective podiatric surgical procedures; (5) demonstrate safe operating room protocol; (6) demonstrate ability to maintain accurate patient records; (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
PODI6533 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum III
Contact hours
clinical placement: 14 hours per week
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-E-1-2020]
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.