PODI6534 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum IV

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode 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.
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode 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.
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment/s; (2) in-training assessment/s; (3) written examination/s; (4) professional behaviour assessment; and (5) surgical skills 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 and surgical skills assessment components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Burke Hugo
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
PODI6533 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum III
Contact hours
clinical placement: 14 hours per week
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