WELF 3019


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

To develop students' knowledge and skills for engaging in effective professional practice in Podiatry practice, incorporating elements of professional and legal responsibility, communication skills and behavioural change theory in various patient groups.

Course content

The legal and clinical responsibilities and ethical considerations associated with communication in health,
including familiarisation with Podiatry Acts and Regulations.
The elements underpinning effective communication in a clinical and broader health context, such as: elements
of effective communication, clinical interview skills, education, choice of language, communicating across the
ages, letter and report-writing, record keeping, and working as part of a team,
Communicating with Aboriginal and other cultural groups.
The importance of social determinants of health in the clinical context.
Health behaviour and behaviour change strategies for the clinical context.
Managing difficult interactions, including difficult patients, mental health issues, grief, anxiety, communication disorders including brain injury.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 1029 Podiatry Studies 101


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 2034 Clinical Podiatry Practice 200

Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 6 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 4 weeks
Online Activities 10 hours x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Portfolio, Presentation, Project


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4S)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Degrees this course is offered in

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