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Area/Catalogue
REHB 2034

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101099

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

Develop student knowledge in the theory and practical application of basic podiatry assessment and treatment techniques.

Course content

Vascular and neurological function and assessment; skin pathologies and management, including infection, injury and mechanical manifestations; nail pathologies and management – surgical, non-surgical, footwear, style and fitting reviews; dressing types and theories of application. Clinical protocols relevant to podiatric practice; Infection control, hand hygiene and standard precautions; appropriate clinical documentation (including SOAP and ISBAR methods of recording), and; the safe and effective use of podiatry instruments for the management of simple foot pathologies.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 1028 Podiatry Clinical Studies 100
REHB 1029 Podiatry Clinical Studies 101
HLTH 1031 Human Anatomy 101 (Lower Limb)

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Clinical 3 hours x 6 weeks
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 7 weeks

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


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 1500 words 20% -
Objective Structured Clinical Examination 90 minutes 40% -
Examination 2 hours 40% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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

School of Health Sciences

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