School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Podiatric Clinical BlockWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400928.1

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Human Anatomy , Podiatry Pre-clinical, Podiatric Techniques 1A, 1B, 2B, 3A, 3B

400930 Podiatric Practice 2 AND 400931 Podiatric Practice 3 AND 400937 Podiatric Techniques 2A AND 400941 Podiatric Techniques 3C

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Podiatry specific - students will be participating in patient assessment and management. It is essential that they have been able to demonstrate competencies in patient assessment, documentation, treatment programs and communication within allied health / community settings. The podiatric practice units in combination with the clinical block placement have been designed to be an integrated suite of units where one unit builds on the clinical competencies of the others. Must hold a: 1. Senior First Aid Certificate and completed the OxyViva Resuscitation and EpiPen components as administrated by a work cover accredited educational body. 2. National Criminal History Record Check (National Police Certificate) 3. Prohibited Employment Declaration Form prior to 1st June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1st June 2010 4. NSW Health Department Category A Vaccinations

About this Unit
This unit will further develop students’ assessment skills encouraging the student to make the appropriate selection of assessment techniques to diagnose, treat and provide long term health outcomes especially in the public / community based patients. In this clinical unit, students will continue to participate in clinical activities under supervision in public sector placements to manage foot pathologies with increased scope of treating special populations (the high risk foot). Supporting workshop activities will be divided into two areas: Lecture / tutorial format to prepare the student for the block placement and a final feedback session at the end of the placement.

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