School Of Health Sciences

Pathomechanics and Podiatric MedicineWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401181.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Completion of all core units to this semester/ year of study is assumed knowledge Anatomy is particularly important for the successful completion of this unit. An understanding of the structure and function of the lower extremity is needed as the focus of this unit is on pathologies of the foot and lower extremity and subsequent assessment, diagnosis and management.

Incompatible Units
400935 - Podiatric Techniques 1A

400881 Functional Anatomy AND 400905 Introduction to Podiatry

401140 Biomechanics

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
The unit is Podiatry specific and restricted only to students enrolled in courses 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours).

About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to clinical/practical and theoretical foundations of human biomechanics of the foot and lower extremity, and the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common foot and lower extremity pathologies. The unit consists of co-ordinated lectures and practical components to cover the theory and application of foot and lower extremity biomechanics and gait analysis, relevant physical examinations (bones, joints, soft tissues), diagnosing common foot and lower extremity conditions and related treatment options.

4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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