Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Podiatric Techniques 3CWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400941.3

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Frances Henshaw


Assumed Knowledge
Anatomy and Physiology taught in core units covering the structure and function of the human body coupled with the content about the mechanics and abnormalities in podiatric specific units. There will be a particular focus on pharmacological aspects in podiatric settings involving assessments, treatment and management of the foot and leg taught in Year 3.


Incompatible Units
400151 - The High Risk Foot, 400153 - Gerontology and Neurology

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.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to clinical (practical hands on) and theoretical foundations of the management of the high risk foot. The unit consists of coordinated lectures and practical components to cover the overview of systemic conditions covered in pathophysiology and will explore the management of the foot and lower extremity manifestations associated with vascular, endocrine, neurological and immunosuppression. Particular emphasis will be placed on the foot at risk and podiatry assessment, diagnosis and management in context of a health profession team management approach. Diagnostic assessment techniques, both clinical and laboratory based will be covered. Infection control, wound classification and wound care management will be discussed in detail.


Courses
4661.4Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING




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