School Of Health Sciences

Honours Research 2 (Podiatric Medicine)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401046.3

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 5

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Steven Walmsley

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

400945 Honours Research 1 AND 400944 Evidence-Based Practice (Advanced) AND 400929 Podiatric Practice 1 AND 400930 Podiatric Practice 2

401114 Podiatric Practice 3

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
The unit is a Podiatry specific honours research project and therefore restricted only to students enrolled in course code 4709 - Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 1H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Steven Walmsley  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Steven Walmsley  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
In this unit students will complete the significant research component of their honours study as a year-long unit of study (offered as 1H and 2H sessions). They will build upon the skills and knowledge of research, evidence-based practice and scholarly enquiry gained in units completed earlier in the program. The emphasis of this unit is the completion of a supervised honours research project. Each student will work individually with their supervisor to complete the stages of data collection and data analysis and will write their results into a format suitable for submission for examination.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

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


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:


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:


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Podiatric Medicine UniClinic Uniform if conducting research with direct patient contact.

4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT

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