School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Podiatric Practice 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400930.1

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Appendicular Skeleton, Podiatry Pre-clinical 1, Podiatric Techniques 1A, 1B.

Equivalent Units
400145 - Podiatric Practice 2

400929 Podiatric Practice 1

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) successfully completed an approved Child Protection Workshop 2) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010 3) 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 further develop students’ assessment skills encouraging the student to make the appropriate selection of techniques (biomechanical assessments) and to introduce the student to the diagnosis and management of a variety of simple foot pathologies. In this unit, the second of the four clinical practice units, students will participate in assessments of patients under supervision and continue with the management of foot pathologies. Clincial activities will be divided into five areas: General Medicine Clinic, Biomechanical Assessment Clinical, Tutorial, Clinical Therapies and External Clinical Placement.

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