CQUniversity Unit Profile
PODI13014 Diabetes in Podiatry Practice
Diabetes in Podiatry Practice
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General Information

Overview

This unit focuses on all aspects of diabetes as a chronic disease including the epidemiology, diagnosis, complications, and related management of diabetes. Students will define primary health care goals and recognise the barriers to diabetes care across specific population groups. Further, this unit will explore the principles of shared decision-making incorporating best available evidence in diabetes education and advanced clinical practice.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: PODI13009

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation
Weighting: 50%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say Evaluation.

Feedback

Assessment due date should be scheduled closer to the end of the teaching period.

Recommendation

Assessment due dates of this unit are scheduled with the assessment due dates of other third year units in mind. This is to avoid students having too many assessments due at the same time at the end of the teaching period. Where possible, it is recommended that the unit coordinator/lecturer schedule the assessment due date closer to the end of the teaching period to allow more time for students to consolidate their knowledge and complete assessments.

Feedback from Have Your Say Evaluation.

Feedback

Student appreciated the additional Zoom sessions to clarify the content covered and assessments task requirements.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the unit coordinator/lecturer continue to provide the opportunity to consolidate the content covered as well as the assessment tasks. This can be done via tutorials and/or Zoom sessions.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Examine and evaluate the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of diabetes mellitus across diverse population groups in Australia
  2. Describe the microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes
  3. Assess the foot of an individual with diabetes including including risk categorisation and wound care management
  4. Discuss the role of interprofessional practice in effective management of the patient with diabetes
  5. Implement patient-centred care and facilitate self-management education strategies for diabetes related care in podiatry practice
  6. Apply best evidence in the management of diabetes in podiatry practice.

Per NPC1306

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Presentation - 50%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation - 50%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Julie Nguyen Unit Coordinator
j.nguyen@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1- Epidemiology and History of Diabetes Mellitus – Global and Australian context Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

This lecture will cover epidemiology and history of diabetes mellitus in the global and Australian context, and across diverse population groups.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2- Aetiology, Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

This lecture covers the definition, aetiology, diagnosis, and classification of diabetes mellitus.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3- Insulin Function, Secretion and Action Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

This lecture explores the role of Insulin – function, secretion and action, and aspects of metabolism in persons with diabetes mellitus.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4- Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

This lecture covers microvascular and macrovascular complications associated with diabetes mellitus.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5- Pharmacology and Immunology of Diabetes Mellitus Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

This lecture will cover pharmacology and immunology of diabetes mellitus.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Vacation Week.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6- Self-directed Learning Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Self-directed Learning.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7- Self-directed Learning Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Self-directed Learning.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8- Management of Diabetes Mellitus (Part 1) Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

This lecture will cover the management requirements of diabetes mellitus including the daily management and psychosocial aspects of diabetes mellitus.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9- Management of Diabetes Mellitus (Part 2) Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Review Week.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10- Presentation Begin Date: 21 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Presentation.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Patient Information Brochure/Handout and Patient Education Video Due: Week 10 Tuesday (21 Sep 2021) 1:00 pm AEST
Week 11- Self-directed Learning Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Self-directed Learning.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12- Self-directed Learning Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Self-directed Learning.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Attendance: As per the University’s recommendation that "All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes,” students should also be aware that there is clear evidence to show that attendance rates are directly related to academic progress. It is therefore in your best interest and strongly recommended in the Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course, that you attend all scheduled learning activities to support your learning.

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation

Assessment Title
Patient Information Brochure/Handout and Patient Education Video

Task Description

There are two (2) components to this assessment task. For the first component of this assessment, you are to prepare a patient information brochure/handout on a particular topic(s) specific to the field of diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this patient information brochure/handout is to inform a patient group about your topic(s), based on evidence. The second component of this assessment requires you to produce a 7 minute patient education video. Your target audience will be a lay person/patient. Assessment items will be made available to all members of your class and will be peer reviewed. Further details will be provided via the course Moodle site in the early weeks of the term.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Tuesday (21 Sep 2021) 1:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Monday (4 Oct 2021)


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

This assessment task is marked according to how well you have met the specified requirements, and in accordance with the assessment criteria to be made available in Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
A link to your video presentation must be submitted via Moodle with the patient information brochure/handout.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Examine and evaluate the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of diabetes mellitus across diverse population groups in Australia
  • Describe the microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes
  • Assess the foot of an individual with diabetes including including risk categorisation and wound care management
  • Discuss the role of interprofessional practice in effective management of the patient with diabetes
  • Implement patient-centred care and facilitate self-management education strategies for diabetes related care in podiatry practice
  • Apply best evidence in the management of diabetes in podiatry practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

The written assessment will be in the form of an essay. The topic will be specific to diabetes mellitus and podiatry practice and will be provided to you by the Unit Coordinator. You will be expected to review the relevant literature in order to establish the current knowledge of the particular topic(s). Further details regarding this assessment task will be provided in Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021)

Results will be released prior to the finalisation of grades.


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

This assessment task is marked according to how well you have met the specified requirements, and in accordance with the assessment criteria to be made available in Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Examine and evaluate the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of diabetes mellitus across diverse population groups in Australia
  • Describe the microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes
  • Assess the foot of an individual with diabetes including including risk categorisation and wound care management
  • Discuss the role of interprofessional practice in effective management of the patient with diabetes
  • Implement patient-centred care and facilitate self-management education strategies for diabetes related care in podiatry practice
  • Apply best evidence in the management of diabetes in podiatry practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?