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PODI6543 Surgical Practicum 3C

Credit
12 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This practicum unit focuses on peri-operative management of the patient and implementing a surgical plan based on clinical findings. Students are able to provide mentorship to general podiatry students as they attend surgical clinics as part of their training. This unit builds on PODI6533 and aims to further develop surgical skills of the forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot including fixation principles. In addition to developing their surgical skills, students will develop their communication skills through various methods such as oral case presentations to their peers, reflective logbooks, written assignments as well as patient interaction and communication with various healthcare professionals. This unit continues to build on the therapeutic concepts taught in the foundations units of the course and aims to expose students to various clinical scenarios where therapeutic management is safely implemented.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate peri-operative patient management
; (2) synthesise pre-operative findings to develop a patient-centred surgical plan, with evidence-based clinical reasoning, including a provisional and differential clinical diagnoses; (3) demonstrate ability to maintain accurate patient records and competence in communication with the patient, healthcare team, surgical team and peers.; (4) understand and demonstrate safe operating room protocols/ etiquette, the safe use of injectible medicines, incision planning, surgical techniques including the application of AO fixation principles for forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot procedures.; (5) demonstrate risk reporting and management; (6) demonstrate progression of learning and application of therapeutic management of patients; (7) demonstrate reflective practice and understanding limits of competence and scope of practice; (8) demonstrate professional administration and development; (9) demonstrate a surgical management plan for a trauma case; and (10) display professional behaviour in the education and clinical setting.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment/s
; (2) clinical assessment/s
; (3) written assessment/s
; and (4) professional behaviour assessment/s. 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 clinical assessment/s
, written assessment/s
, and professional behaviour assessment/s components.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Burke Hugo
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (91830) and
PODI5511 Foundations of Podiatric Surgery 1 (ID 3775)
PODI5512 Foundations of Podiatric Surgery 2 (ID 3776)
PODI5513 Concepts of Podiatric Surgery (ID 3777)
PODI5514 Podiatric Medicine Practicum (ID 3778)
PODI5515 Introduction to surgical skills (ID3779)
PODI6531 Surgical Practicum 1A (ID 3787)
PODI6532 Surgical Practicum 1B (ID3788)
PODI6533 Surgical Practicum 1C (ID 3789)
PODI6534 Surgical Practicum 2A (ID 3790)
PODI6535 Surgical Practicum 2B (ID7857)
PODI6536 Surgical Practicum 2C (ID7858)
PODI6541 Surgical Practicum 3A (ID 3791)
PODI6541 Surgical Practicum 3B (ID 3792)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
Clinical placement: ~200 hours / semester
Text

 

Thomson, T. et al. Assisting at Podiatric Surgery: a Guide for Podiatric Surgical Students and Podiatric Theatre Assistants: Churchill Livingstone 2002
 

Dimmitt, S. Medicine for Podiatrists: eBook (ISBN 978-1-19219996-7-3)

Therapeutic Guidelines: (various versions) Analgesic; Antibiotic; Dermatological; Psychotropic; Rheumatological: Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, Melbourne

Mann’s Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 2-Volume Set / 9th Edition [Authors: Michael Coughlin Charles Saltzman Robert B. Anderson]

 

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