School Of Biomedical And Health Science

The High Risk FootWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400151.1

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
As the unit focuses on specific foot and related manifestation of endocrine and vascular disease a knowledge of the content in units: Human Medical Sciences 3; Pathophysiology 1 and Introduction to Radiology is assumed.

About this Unit
Building on the overview of systemic conditions covered in pathophysiology, foot and lower limb manifestations associated with vascular, endocrine, neurological and immunosuppression will be explored. Particular emphasis will be placed on the foot at risk and podiatry assessment, diagnosis and management in context of a health profession team management approach. Diagnostic assessment techniques, both clinical and laboratory based, will be covered. Infection control, wound classification and wound care management will be discussed in detail.

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