School Of Health Sciences

Podiatric Paediatrics and Sports MedicineWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401115.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Stefania Penkala

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

Incompatible Units
400939 - Podiatric Techniques 3A, 400940 - Podiatric Techniques 3B

400929 Podiatric Practice 1 AND 400930 Podiatric Practice 2 AND 401181 Pathomechanics and Podiatric Medicine

401114 Podiatric Practice 3

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4708 - Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and 470 - Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 1H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Stefania Penkala  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to clinical and theoretical foundations of biomechanical alignment, trauma, psychological and behavioural factors leading to pain and restricted function of the foot and lower extremity affecting daily living activities. Particular focus will be placed on the mechanics, diagnosis and treatment options of problems experienced in paediatrics and sports in normal daily activities or the sporting arena. This integration will enhance the previously taught assessment and diagnostic techniques in the development of appropriate management and treatment programs of the lower extremity in different populations.

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

4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT

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