School Of Health Sciences

Podiatric Practice 4Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401118.3

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Stefania Penkala

Assumed Knowledge
All core units to this semester of study are assumed knowledge to facilitate competent clinical practice

Incompatible Units
400932 - Podiatric Practice 4

401114 Podiatric Practice 3 AND 401184 The High Risk Foot AND 401183 Podiatric Surgery

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
The unit is Podiatry specific and restricted to students enrolled in 4708 - Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and 4709 - Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours).

Teaching Periods

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

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About this Unit
This unit is the final of four clinical podiatric practice units. The unit builds on student clinical reasoning encouraging the student to make the appropriate selection of assessment techniques to diagnose and manage a spectrum of foot and lower limb pathology. Students under supervision will consolidate skills managing diverse patient cohorts and complex cases (including surgery, paediatrics, sports injury and the high risk foot) transitioning towards a competent graduate entry podiatrist. Clinical activities include UniClinic sessions, Clinical Therapies, Clinical tutorials, and Specialist Clinical Activity.

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


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 student clinical placement uniform.

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

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