School Of Health Sciences

Podiatric Techniques 3AWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400939.3

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Anatomy and Physiology taught in core units covering the structure and function of the human body coupled with the content about the mechanics and abnormalities in podiatric specific units with particular focus on assessment, treatment and management of the foot and leg taught in Year 3.

Incompatible Units
400147 - Paediatrics and Sports Medicine for Podiatry, 400153 - Gerontology and Neurology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4661 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric Medicine, 4665 Master of Podiatric Medicine or 4666 Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)/Master of Podiatric Medicine.

About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to clinical and theoretical foundations of biomechanical alignment, trauma, psychological and behavioural factors leading to pain and restricted function of the foot and lower extremity affecting daily living activities. Particular focus will be placed on the mechanics, diagnosis and treatment options of problems experienced in special populations or different age groups in normal daily activities or the sporting arena. Furthermore, this integration will enhance the previously taught assessment and diagnostic techniques in the development of appropriate management and treatment programs of the lower extremity in different populations.

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