School Of Science And Health

Podiatric Practice 4Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400932.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Frances Henshaw

Assumed Knowledge
Functional Anatomy, Podiatry Pre-clinical, Podiatric Techniques 1A, 1B, 2B, 3A

Equivalent Units
400158 - Podiatric Practice 6

400931 Podiatric Practice 3 AND 400937 Podiatric Techniques 2A AND 400941 Podiatric Techniques 3C

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4661 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric Medicine, 4665 Master of Podiatric Medicine or 4666 Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)/Master of Podiatric Medicine. 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
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit will further develop students assessment skills encouraging the student to make the appropriate selection of assessment techniques to diagnose, treat and provide long term health outcomes. In this final clinical unit, students will continue to participate in clinical activities under supervision in both the Uniclinic and public sector placements to manage foot pathologies with increased scope of treating special population groups. Clinical activities will be divided into four areas: Clinic-general, biomechanical and surgical assessments, Tutorial, Clinical Therapies and External Clinical Placement.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 or a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate 2) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010. 3) Hold a Senior First Aid Certificate and completed the OxyViva Resuscitation and EpiPen components as administration by a work cover accredited educational body 4) NSW Health Department Category A Vaccinations.

4661.4Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING

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