PODI6542 External Clinical Podiatry Practicum II

12 points
(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.

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.
Students undertaking this unit reach a high level of competence to demonstrate safe and effective patient management in the area of the high-risk foot and in elective and reconstructive podiatric surgery as they approach independent practice. Optional interstate or overseas rotations may be undertaken with the approval of the unit coordinator to gain an appreciation of the practice of podiatry in different regions
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 skills; (3) demonstrate knowledge of the management of trauma and healing complications of the foot and ankle; (4) demonstrate competency to perform routine elective foot surgery; (5) demonstrate competence in pre- and postoperative assessment and management of the surgical patient; and (6) demonstrate competency in the use of advance internal/external fixation devices.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) supervisor reports (in-training assessment/s); (2) written assessment/s; (3) written examination/s; and (4) internal fixation practicum. 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 internal fixation practicum component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Burke Hugo
Unit rules
PODI6541 External Clinical Podiatry Practicum I, PODI6531 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum I, PODI6532 Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum II
Contact hours
clinical placement: minimum 14 hours per week per semester
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