School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Podiatric Techniques 1AWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400935.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Anatomy – structure and function of the lower extremity is important as the focus of this unit is on abnormalities of the lower limb and subsequent assessment and management of conditions of the foot and leg

Incompatible Units
400142 - Pathomechanics of Human Locomotion, 400144 - Podiatric Medicine

400933 Podiatry Pre-Clinical AND 400881 Functional Anatomy

About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to clinical (practical hands on) and theoretical foundations of human biomechanics of the foot and lower extremity and the mechanics, diagnosis and treatment of pathological conditions. The unit consists of coordinated lectures and practical components to cover the introductory theory of gait analysis, relevant physical examinations (joint, muscle testing to therapeutic options), diagnosing conditions such as shin pain, foot pain (plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome or digital deformities) and related treatment options.

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