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PODI6541 External Clinical Podiatry Practicum I

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
The external clinical podiatry practicum units are designed to offer increasingly advanced training in the management of the high-risk foot and/or elective foot surgery and to broaden the student's clinical experiences. Rotations may be arranged in one or more teaching hospitals, or in approved local or interstate podiatry practices or at international teaching venues. Students treat patients under clinical supervision in various hospital or private clinics; develop an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of patient care; and acquire supervised clinical experience working with individual patients and within small groups. They are expected to attend rotations in relevant hospital departments such as orthopaedic, vascular surgery, endocrinology, medical imaging, anaesthesia, pain management, rheumatology, plastic surgery and infectious diseases.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the roles of other health care practitioners and of the need for interdisciplinary patient management; (2) demonstrate effective patient and inter-professional communication; (3) demonstrate an increased level of knowledge of rheumatological, neurological and diabetic related foot conditions and their management; and (4) demonstrate an understanding of and competency in performing elective and reconstructive podiatric surgical procedures.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) supervisor reports (in-training assessment/s); (2) written assessment/s; and (3) written examination/s. Further information is available in the unit outline.

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
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