School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Podiatry Pre-ClinicalWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400933.1

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Introduction to Podiatry, Anatomy, Communication skills and Biomechanics.

Incompatible Units
400133 - Podiatry Pre-clinical Studies

400905 Introduction to Podiatry AND 400881 Functional Anatomy AND 400871 Professional Health Competencies AND 400732 Communication in Health AND 400882 Introduction to Biomechanics

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Podiatry specific. 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 build on the skills introduced in Year One with an emphasis on clinical competencies in patient communication and management. The clinical component will cover an introduction to basic treatment skills of skin conditions and the evaluation of functional anatomy, gait, cursory examinations and communication. Introduction to general clinical treatment skills such as chair side devices and strapping and removable pads to more complex skills such as the manufacture of non-cast orthotic devices will be covered.

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