School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Podiatric Techniques 3CWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400941.1

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Podiatric Techniques 1B, Pathophysiology 1, Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 and Appendicular Skeleton.

Incompatible Units
400151 - The High Risk Foot, 400153 - Gerontology and Neurology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Podiatry specific.

About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to clinical (practical hands on) and theoretical foundations of the management of the high risk foot. The unit consists of coordinated lectures and practical components to cover the overview of systemic conditions covered in pathophysiology and will explore the management of the foot and lower extremity manifestations associated with vascular, endocrine, neurological and immunosuppression. Particular emphasis will be placed on the foot at risk and podiatry assessment, diagnosis and management in context of a health profession team management approach. Diagnostic assessment techniques, both clinical and laboratory based will be covered. Infection control, wound classification and wound care management will be discussed in detail.

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