School Of Science And Health

Podiatric Practice 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400929.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Functional Anatomy

Equivalent Units
400141 - Podiatry Practice 1

400933 Podiatry Pre-Clinical

400942 Introduction to Podiatry and Clinical Education

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Podiatry specific - students will be participating in patient assessment and management. It is essential that they have been able to demonstrate baseline competencies in patient assessment and infection control procedures. The podiatric practice units have been designed to be an integrated suite of units where one unit builds on the clinical competencies of the others. Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 or a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate 2) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010. 3) Hold a Senior First Aid Certificate and completed the OxyViva Resuscitation and EpiPen components as administration by a work cover accredited educational body 4) NSW Health Department Category A Vaccinations

About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to the first clinical unit in the series of 4 where students will demonstrate basic competencies in patient assessment, communication and management skills. The student will also be introduced to basic skills in mechanical therapy as part of the clinical therapies unit. In this unit students will participate in clinics as informed and guided observers, and will commence elementary assessment and diagnostic skills. The activities will be divided into four areas: new patient clinics, clinical tutorials, clinical therapies and a one-week external clinical placement at the end of semester.

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