School Of Health Sciences

Podiatry Pre-ClinicalWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400933.4

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 400871 Professional Health Competencies AND 400732 Communication in Health AND 401140 Biomechanics AND 401181 Pathomechanics and Podiatric Medicine

401180 Musculoskeletal Disorders and Imaging

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
The unit is Podiatry specific and restricted only to students enrolled in 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours). Students in this unit undertake4 days of scheduled clinical activity. It is therefore essential students have the required clinical and academic knowledge scaffolded throughout content in course codes 4708 and 4709. Students must meet all inherent requirements for the podiatry course.

About this Unit
This unit will prepare students for working with patients in the UniClinic and external placement through consolidation and application of podiatric theory and assessment skills first introduced in Year 1. This unit will emphasize UniClinic handbook procedures, and equip students with basic management, communication and correspondence skills. The unit will also apply student knowledge of functional anatomy, dermatological, vascular, neurological and biomechanical assessment techniques and management into the context of common podiatric conditions.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

NOTE: Due to Covid Restrictions, the First Aid Requirement is currently not needed.

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Students must hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation.Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page.


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
There is an essential student pack that should be purchased from the University Onestop link that will be provided to students at the start of semester. This student pack consists of - Safety goggles, tractograph, Neurotips, monofilaments, tape measure, surgical scissors, and Rocktape. This pack is mandatory for practicals. Podiatric Medicine student clinical uniform is also a requirement and need to be purchased separately.

4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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