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Area/Catalogue
REHB 3057

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101836

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Unit Value
9

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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 skills in the application of podiatry assessment and treatment techniques, including surgical techniques, knowledge about issues affecting rural health delivery and skills in the application of physical techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of common ailments of the lower limb.

Course content

Supervised clinical practice. Clinical techniques in the management of the routine and “at risk” patient in various clinical settings; assessment techniques for surgical management; operating room procedures and protocols; patient education techniques; principles of ethical practice in surgical treatment – consent, definitions of consent, practitioner responsibilities, recording and communications. Surgical practice and observation. Case studies in clinical practice, clinical problem solving techniques and resources. Diagnostic modalities: Doppler ultrasound, biothesiometry, plethysmography; muscle testing techniques. Clinical site visit.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 2036 Podiatry Clinical Studies 201
REHB 2037 Podiatry Practice 201

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 3046 Podiatry Clinical Studies 300

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks
Clinical 10 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop (Pre-clinical) 4 hours x 3 weeks
Lecture 12 hours x over 12 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 continous 40% N/A
Clinical Case Study 1000 words 10% N/A
Group assignment N/A 10% N/A
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 90 minutes 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
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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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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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