School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Podiatric Practice 4Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400152.1

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
As student will be involved in functional assessment clinics an understanding of the content of Podiatric Medicine and pathomechanics of Human Locomotion is assumed.

400149 Podiatric Practice 3 AND 400147 Paediatrics and Sports Medicine for Podiatry

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
To undertake this unit, students must comply with the following special requirements: Completion of a Prohibited Persons Declaration; Criminal Record Check Clearance; Provide evidence of compliance with the occupational screening and immunisation policy of NSW Health; Students must possess a current, Workcover Authority approved First Aid Certificate

About this Unit
The aim of the unit is to further develop areas of assessment techniques, the appropriate selection of these techniques and management of foot pathologies. Furthermore, the students will be introduced to the assessment and management of paediatric patients. Podiatric Practice 4 is the fourth clinical unit of the six clinical practice units. As such, it will continue to focus on the development of appropriate assessment, diagnosis and management skills, and introduce you to the unique skills in the management of children with foot problems. Activities will be divided into five areas: General Medicine Clinic, Paediatrics Clinic, Clinical Tutorials, Clinical Therapies and External Clinical Placement.

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