CQUniversity Unit Profile
PODI14009 Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine in Podiatry Practice
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine in Podiatry Practice
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Corrections

Unit Profile Correction added on 17-04-20

In-class test (20%) has been changed to an Online Quiz (20%). Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

On campus activity (Pass/ Fail) has been deferred to Term 3. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

The end of term examination has now been changed from a closed book to an open book quiz. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

General Information

Overview

This unit will provide you with knowledge of the assessment and management of complex musculoskeletal and inflammatory disorders common to the lower extremity. The foot in rheumatology and arthropathies will be covered in detail with respect to aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, investigation, and management. You will learn how these disorders can be managed by different interventions, including the use of pressure reducing devices and footwear intervention.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: PODI13011 Podiatry Clinical Practice 3. Co-requisite: PODI14008 Podiatry Clinical Practice 4.

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 1 - 2020

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. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. On-campus Activity
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Examination
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 Lecturer's self reflection

Feedback

In the future, we could explore having the student not only make an accomodative device to ensure they learn the skills of creating this, but in addition have them design and order a 3D printed accomodative devices, as this technology is now commonly being used in clinical podiatry practice.

Recommendation

The students can make an accomodative device, in addition to this they scan and order a customised accomodative orthotic, which uses 3D printing technology to best offload high pressure area.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Recognise and appraise the pathophysiology and clinical pattern of common arthropathies and musculoskeletal disorders specific to the lower extremity
  2. Evaluate conservative therapies applicable to the patient with rheumatic diseases and implement an appropriate patient-centred management plan.
  3. Develop patient education strategies for optimum management of common lower extremity musculoskeletal and inflammatory disorders.
  4. Engage in active learning and apply an evidence based approach to rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine in podiatry practice.

Per NPC1320

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
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 50%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 50%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Supplementary

Management of chronic conditions in the foot and lower leg (2015)

Authors: Keith Rome, Peter McNair
Churchill Livingstone
USA
ISBN: 978 0 7020 4769 5
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Copies are available for purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

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 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Malia Ho Unit Coordinator
m.ho@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Overview of Unit

Introduction to Rheumatological Conditions

Assessment of the Lower Limb (Revision)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Diagnostic Tests 1 - Blood tests, urine tests and other clinical tests

Diagnostic Tests 2 - X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, Angiograms

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Inflammatory Sero-positive Arthritic Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Systemic Lupus Erythmatosis

Scleroderma

Sjogren's Syndrome


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Inflammatory Sero-negative Arthritic Conditions

Psoariatic Arthritis

Reactive Arthritis

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Enteropathic Arthritis

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Inflammatory Infectious and Crystal Induced Arthritic Conditions

Septic Arthritis

Osteomyelitis

Gout

Pseudo-gout

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Non-inflammatory Acute Arthritic Conditions

Avascular Necrosis

Charcot

Non-inflammatory Chronic Arthritic Conditions

Osteoarthritis

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Class test Due: Week 7 Tuesday (28 Apr 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Biomechanical Gait Analysis in Rheumatology (ROK)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Biomechanical Gait Analysis in Rheumatology (SYD)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Podiatric Conservative Interventions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Exam Review 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment Due: Week 11 Tuesday (26 May 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Exam Review 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

On-campus Activity Due: Week 12 Friday (5 Jun 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

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.

Uniform: In all practical classes, students are required to wear the nominated uniform. Students must purchase their uniform from the bookshop. This uniform is separate to the mandatory clinical uniform. Please refer to the Podiatry Course Handbook for further details.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Class test

Task Description

The Online Quiz in week 7 will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions and cover content from Weeks 1 - 6.

The quiz will have a time limit of 60 minutes. The quiz will take place in a computer lab (or equivalent location) and is a closed book task. Access to books, notes, websites (other than the quiz) and the use of other electronic devices are prohibited during the quiz.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Tuesday (28 Apr 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Tuesday (12 May 2020)


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

This assessment task will assess your theoretical knowledge of Rheumatological conditions covered from Week 1 - 6. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise and appraise the pathophysiology and clinical pattern of common arthropathies and musculoskeletal disorders specific to the lower extremity


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

You will be required to complete your written assessment based on a topic discussed and agreed upon during the term with your Unit Coordinator. 

The word limit of the written assessment is 2500 words (excluding references, figures and tables) and should include:

1) A cover page stating the assessment title, student's name and number, Unit Coordinator's name, unit code and title, due date and word count.

2) An Introduction

3) Case Report

4) A Conclusion

Referencing (if any) should follow APA format. Please also ensure that each page of your report has a page number and your student number. The text should be in Size 12 Arial font, 1.5 cm spacing with 2 cm page margins. All tables and figures must be labelled and referenced appropriately in the text.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Tuesday (26 May 2020) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Tuesday (9 Jun 2020)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

An assessment rubric will be provided at the beginning of the term stating clearly the expectation and marking criteria. If the written assessment exceeds the word limit by 10% (2,750 words), any content over the word limit will not be assessed by the examiner.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate conservative therapies applicable to the patient with rheumatic diseases and implement an appropriate patient-centred management plan.
  • Develop patient education strategies for optimum management of common lower extremity musculoskeletal and inflammatory disorders.
  • Engage in active learning and apply an evidence based approach to rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine in podiatry practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence

3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title
On-campus Activity

Task Description

You will be expected to complete a series of practical tasks that forms part of a practical checklist. These tasks include rheumatological assessments and fabricating an accomodative insole. You will be provided with a Practical Manual at the beginning of term with information regarding the on campus activities and tasks. You are to print and bind the Practical Manual and bring it with you for all sessions.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (5 Jun 2020) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Monday (8 Jun 2020)


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

The on campus activities in this unit consists of tasks relating to professional podiatry skills, which are inherent requirements to meet the professional standards.

All on campus activities will be completed during the internal clinical sessions. Satisfactory completion of these activities on campus are integral to your achievement of learning outcomes and assessment of this unit and other units within the course.

Please pay attention to the following information:

• Students who are absent from on campus activities must alert the Unit Coordinator regarding their absenteeism prior to the commencement of the allocated clinical learning experience for that day.

• Students are to provide the Unit Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor with either a medical certificate or statutory declaration, within five (5) business days of their absence.

• All absent days will need to be made up according to the CQUniversity Work-Integrated Learning/ Student Placement Policy and Procedure. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please submit a scanned copy of the "Practical Checklist" page of your Practical Manual

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Engage in active learning and apply an evidence based approach to rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine in podiatry practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an examination

Date
During the University examination period

Weighting
50%

Length
180 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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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.

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