School Of Health Sciences

Podiatric Clinical BlockWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400928.4

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Completion of all core units in course

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.

About this Unit
In 2018, this unit replaced by 401117 Podiatric Clinical Block. 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.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:


4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are expected to have a complete Western Sydney University podiatric medicine student uniform as per the Western Sydney University Podiatry Uniform Guideline

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