School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Surgery for PodiatristsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400150.1

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
As this unit deals with local anaesthesia an entry level knowledge of the subject content in the Pharamacology component of the Pharamacology and Dermatology unit.

400145 Podiatric Practice 2 AND 400134 Human Medical Sciences 3

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
To be enrolled in this unit students must comply with the following: Hold a current Oxy Viva Resuscitation Certificate: Hold a current , Workcover Authority approved First Aid Certificate.

About this Unit
This unit covers local anaesthesia, the theory of surgical procedures and the practice of skin and nail surgical techniques. As such, this unit allows students to assess patients’ suitability for administration of local anaesthesia; understand procedures involved in obtaining voluntary consent, appreciate, reasonably predict and describe the possible adverse effects of administering local anaesthesia. Surgery will focus the medico-legal requirements, principles of theatre protocol, perioperative and post surgical management of the patient and nail and skin surgery, in preparation for student undertaking surgery during Podiatric Practice 5 and 6.

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