School Of Health Sciences

The High Risk FootWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401184.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Frances Henshaw

Assumed Knowledge
All core units are assumed knowledge - 400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 300574 Neuroanatomy400981 Clinical Pharmacology, 400138 Pathophysiology 1

Incompatible Units
400941 - Podiatric Techniques 3C

401180 Musculoskeletal Disorders and Imaging AND 400933 Podiatry Pre-Clinical AND 400138 Pathophysiology 1

400929 Podiatric Practice 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours). This unit builds on previous podiatry specific clinical and theory units

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 1H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Frances Henshaw  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
The unit builds on fundamentals of pathophysiology and podiatry specific units to understand and manage the impact of systemic disease on foot health. The unit specifically investigates pathology associated with the ‘high risk foot’ including lower extremity manifestations associated with vascular, endocrine, neurological pathology and immunosuppression. This unit aims to develop comprehensive, coherent and connected knowledge to assist making informed decisions and contribute to sustainable change and improvements in health care for people with systemic disease, with particularly emphasis on diabetes and wound management.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Copy of neurological and vascular handbooks issued in podiatry preclinical.

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

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