Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Podiatric Practice 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400930.5

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Frances Henshaw


Assumed Knowledge
Completion of all core units to this semester/ year of study is assumed knowledge.


Equivalent Units
400145 - Podiatric Practice 2

Prerequisite
400929 Podiatric Practice 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Podiatry specific - students will be participating in patient assessment and management. It is essential that they have been able to demonstrate baseline competencies in patient assessment and infection control procedures. The podiatric practice units have been designed to be an integrated suite of units where one unit builds on the clinical competencies of the others.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Frances Henshaw  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Frances Henshaw  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit will further develop students assessment skills encouraging the student to make the appropriate selection of techniques (biomechanical assessments) and to introduce the student to the diagnosis and management of a variety of simple foot pathologies. In this unit, the second of the four clinical practice units, students will participate in assessments of patients under supervision and continue with the management of foot pathologies. Clinical activities will be divided into five areas: General Medicine Clinic, Biomechanical Assessment Clinical, Tutorial, Clinical Therapies and External Clinical Placement.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Note: For Spring 2020 enrolment, the First Aid Special Requirement is not required due to COVID-19 restrictions on resuscitation training.

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit

(https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/Documents/appendix-10-student-application.pdf).

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:

http://training.gov.au.

4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Podiatric Medicine student clinical placement uniform.


Courses
4661.4Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT




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