School Of Health Sciences

Dermatology and GerontologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401116.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
All core units are assumed knowledge.

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

400981 Clinical Pharmacology AND 401182 Pharmacology for Podiatrists AND 401180 Musculoskeletal Disorders and Imaging

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4708 - Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine or 4709 - Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours).

About this Unit
This unit builds on previous clinical and theoretical units to develop in-depth knowledge in dermatology and gerontology. Foundations of dermatology including the function and structure of the skin, assessment, differential diagnosis, aetiological factors and the management of disorders of the skin, with particular emphasis on common foot conditions and co-morbidities will be investigated. Population’s trends, aging norms, pathology, co-morbidities and attitudes to aging will be explored. Particular focus will be placed on pathophysiology, mechanics, diagnosis and treatment options to maintain normal daily activities.

4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT

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