School Of Health Sciences

Podiatric Techniques 2AWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400937.4

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Regional anatomy of the lower extremity is essential as students will be injecting local anaesthesia into the foot. Infection control and manual dexterity skills are essential which will be covered in Podiatric Practice 1 and Podiatry Pre-Clinical.

Equivalent Units
400150 - Surgery for Podiatrists

400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 AND 400881 Functional Anatomy AND 400933 Podiatry Pre-Clinical AND 400981 Clinical Pharmacology

About this Unit
From 2017 this unit is replaced by 401183 Podiatric Surgery. This unit will introduce students to local anaesthesia, the theory of surgical procedures and the practice of skin and nail surgical techniques. As such, this unit allows students to assess patients suitability for administration of local anaesthesia; understand procedures involved in obtaining voluntary consent, appreciate, reasonably predict and describe the possible adverse effects of administering local anaesthesia. Surgery will focus the medico-legal requirements, principles of theatre protocol, peri-operative and post surgical management of the patient and nail and skin surgery, in preparation for student undertaking surgery during Podiatric Practice 3 and 4.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students must hold a Senior First Aid Certificate and must have completed the OxyViva Resuscitation and EpiPen components as administered by a Work Cover accredited educational body.

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