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Area/Catalogue
REHB 4037

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101110

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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

The aim of this course is to develop student knowledge of the diagnosis and management of vascular diseases, the principles of wound management and techniques in the management of the diabetic foot and in the advanced surgical management techniques of foot pathologies.

Course content

Pathology: arterial, venous, oedema, gangrene and other occlusive condition: investigations, clinical manifestation and treatment. Assessment and management of the patient with diabetes: neuropathy, macro and micro angiopathy, infection, ulceration and gangrene. Management of other high risk patient: painful neuropathy, Hansens disease, alcohol related complications, HIV related neuropathies. Wound care: wound care products, indications and contra-indications. Total contact casting, use of splints, walkers and footwear. International management protocols. Toe, forefoot and rearfoot surgery.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

All 3rd Year courses.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 4 hours x 6 weeks
Practical (Pre-clinical) 4 hours x 1 day
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.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Case scenario 5000 words 60% N/A
Written Test N/A 40% 1.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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

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