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Area/Catalogue
REHB 2037

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101102

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

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

Course content

Regional foot pain and pathologies, diabetes related foot concerns, infection of soft tissue and bone, fractures of bone, oedema of the lower limb, management for acute dermatological foot pathologies. Development of clinical expertise; ethics in clinical practice, roles and responsibilities of the podiatry student and podiatrist; clinical procedures and protocols, patient information recording, clinic set-up, instrument handling and cleaning, use of sterilisers; examination technique: vascular, neurological; clinical techniques: nail treatment, scalpel techniques, equipment handling, safety; mechanical techniques: use of padding and strapping; dressing techniques; topical medicaments: choice, safe handling and application, patient instructions, recording.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

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

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 2036 Podiatry Clinical Studies 201

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Clinical 3 hours x 11 weeks
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical (Pre-clinical) 3 hours x 2 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
Continuous clinical assessment Ongoing 30% N/A
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 1.5 hours 40% N/A
Written examination 2 hours 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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

Degrees this course is offered in

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