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Area/Catalogue
REHB 4040

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101113

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Unit Value
9

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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

To further develop student knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and treatment of less common podiatry problems, in a variety of clinic settings.

Course content

Supervised clinical practice. High risk management techniques – diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, the neuropathic patient: Clinical management in university clinics, metropolitan and rural/remote health services, aboriginal community controlled health organisations. Ethical issues: confidentiality in management of the paediatric patient, mandatory reporting of child abuse, elder abuse, information access, issues of informed consent in treatment. Patient education techniques: small group and large group teaching, communication disorders. Operating room procedures and techniques. Paediatric assessment: interview and examination techniques, treatment techniques, education of the child and Paediatric footwear. Community education and screening. Case studies and clinical presentations. Practice management: registration acts, insurance, ethical responsibilities, accounting, taxation, superannuation, supplies and ordering, public sector and private sector responsibilities, forensic podiatry, expert evidence, liability, models of service.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 4036 Clinical Biomechanics 400
REHB 4038 Podiatry Practice 400

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 4039 Clinical Biomechanics 401

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 20 hours over x 3 weeks
Clinical 18 hours x 16 weeks
Clinical 40 hours x 4 weeks
Practical 3 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
Practice Management Assignment 1000 words 10% N/A
Continuous Clinical Assessment Ongoing 60% N/A
Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) 2 hours 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
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

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