School Of Health Sciences

Clinical and Professional Practice (Honours)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401120.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Stefania Penkala

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

Incompatible Units
400943 - Podiatric Clinical Block for Honours, 400934 - Podiatric Professional Practice Studies

400929 Podiatric Practice 1 AND 400930 Podiatric Practice 2 AND 401115 Podiatric Paediatrics and Sports Medicine AND 401116 Dermatology and Gerontology AND 401183 Podiatric Surgery AND 401114 Podiatric Practice 3

401184 The High Risk Foot

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Stefania Penkala  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit will introduce practical principles of professional, ethical and legal issues associated with working as a podiatrist, focusing on the workplace, administrative policies and procedures as required for registration with the state Registration Board. Students then undertake a clinical block in a public sector placement designed to further consolidate podiatric assessment, communication and management skills. The student will be involved in treating pathologies in general health and the high risk patient encompassing all aspects of podiatry

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 student uniform.

4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT

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