School Of Health Sciences

Clinical and Professional Practice (Honours)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401120.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Completion of all core units to this semester/year of study is assumed knowledge

Incompatible Units
400943 - Podiatric Clinical Block for Honours, 400934 - Podiatric Professional Practice Studies

400929 Podiatric Practice 1 AND 400930 Podiatric Practice 2 AND 401115 Podiatric Paediatrics and Sports Medicine AND 401116 Dermatology and Gerontology AND 401183 Podiatric Surgery AND 401114 Podiatric Practice 3

401184 The High Risk Foot

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours).

About this Unit
This unit will introduce practical principles of professional, ethical and legal issues associated with working as a podiatrist, focusing on the workplace, administrative policies and procedures as required for registration with the state Registration Board. Students then undertake a clinical block in a public sector placement designed to further consolidate podiatric assessment, communication and management skills. The student will be involved in treating pathologies in general health and the high risk patient encompassing all aspects of podiatry

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

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. Students must also hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation and have submitted a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Refer to the Special Requirements website 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
Podiatric Medicine student uniform.

4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT

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