School Of Health Sciences

Podiatric SurgeryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401183.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

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

Incompatible Units
400937 - Podiatric Techniques 2A

400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 AND 400881 Functional Anatomy AND 400929 Podiatric Practice 1 AND 400981 Clinical Pharmacology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours). For registration, students must be competent in performing partial nail avulsions as an accreditation requirement for state registration to practice as a podiatrist. It is essential that students have been able to demonstrate baseline competencies in theoretical content, patient management, infection control and safe work practices (i.e completed the preceding podiatric practice unit and prerequisite units).

About this Unit
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, and 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

NOTE: Due to Covid Restrictions, the First Aid Requirement is currently not needed.

Students must hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Refer to the Special Requirements website for more information

Special Requirements

4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT

Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2016 ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K Contact Us | Disclaimer | Emergency Help |