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Area/Catalogue
REHB 3058

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101837

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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 develop student skills in the application of podiatry assessment and treatment techniques, including surgical techniques, to develop student 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. Clinical Pharmacology in podiatry practice. Community screening and education practices. Rural health placement. 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. Manufacture and evaluation of orthoses, dispensing techniques. Case studies in clinical practice, clinical problem solving techniques and resources.

Rural Health Workshop: Primary Health Care principles in the rural health setting, issues in service delivery; case studies in podiatry management in rural and remote settings; role of the multidisciplinary health team; role of outreach services; management of podiatry emergencies; workforce planning; health promotion in rural context; Aboriginal cultural awareness; issues in delivery of services to the ATSI communities.


Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 3046 Podiatry Clinical Studies 300
PHAR 2022 Pharmacology C
REHB 3057 Applied Podiatry Practice 300
PHAR 2021 Pharmacology B

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 3048 Podiatry Clinical Studies 301

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks
Clinical 10 hours x 14 weeks
Workshop (Pre-clinical) 4 hours x 1 week
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
Clinical assessment Continuous 40% -
Written assignment 1500 words 20% -
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) - 40% 90 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
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

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