School Of Health Sciences

Musculoskeletal Disorders and ImagingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401180.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

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

Equivalent Units
400936 - Podiatric Techniques 1B

400905 Introduction to Podiatry AND 401181 Pathomechanics and Podiatric Medicine AND 400881 Functional Anatomy

400933 Podiatry Pre-Clinical

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
The unit is Podiatry specific and restricted only to students enrolled in courses 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours). The unit will be building on previous clinical skills. It is essential that students have been able to demonstrate baseline competencies in theoretical content, patient management, infection control and safe work practices (i.e completed the preceding prerequisite units). Students must meet all inherent requirements for the podiatry course.

About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to clinical and theoretical foundations of musculoskeletal disorders that can impact on the function of the lower extremity and reduce patient quality of life. Musculoskeletal disorders including rheumatic diseases, inflammatory arthropathies, connective tissue disorders, bone disease and tumours will be covered. Advanced assessment evaluation will be taught with a focus on diagnostic imaging techniques including ultrasound, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography and bone scans. This will assist in the clinical diagnosis of disease processes that present in podiatric settings

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

NOTE: Due to Covid Restrictions, the First Aid Requirement is currently not needed.

Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and have a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement. Students must also have submitted a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Students must hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation.Refer to the Special Requirements website for more information.

Special requirements

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Western Sydney University Podiatric Medicine UniClinic Uniform

4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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