PODI12009 - Podiatry Clinical Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will develop and refine your knowledge, skills and abilities regarding podiatric patient history, assessment and non high risk routine care including basic wound care. A number of diagnostic fields will be taken into account such as dermatopathology, radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound, Doppler and bone density. You will have opportunity to apply theory learnt and evidence based practice to aid in diagnosis and management under the guidance of clinical supervision. You will work predominantly with low-risk geriatric patients in the clinical setting.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: PODI11001 Introduction to Podiatry Practice or PODI12006 Fundamentals of Pre-Clinical Podiatry Practice, PODI12010 Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics.

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 Profile
Rockhampton

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 30%
4. In-class Test(s) 50%

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

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Previous Feedback

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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.

Source: Verbal feedback in class
Feedback
Student enjoyed internal clinical placement- practicing on 'real' patients.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students continue to participate in professional practice during the internal clinical placement at the CQUniversity Health Clinic as well as external clinical placements. Other opportunities will also be sought to expose students to a diverse range of patient type (e.g. Homeless Connect Initiative, Missions Australia).
Action Taken
Students were provided with the opportunity continue to participate in professional practice during both internal and external clinical placements.
Source: Verbal feedback in class
Feedback
Students enjoyed the non-mandatory zoom sessions organised for students to ask questions in a less formal setting
Recommendation
It is recommended that students have ample opportunity to ask questions and clarify concepts in formal and informal settings.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to provide the opportunity for students to attend Zoom sessions.
Source: Student face-to-face feedback/personal communication.
Feedback
Students reported that the case studies and discussions in class assisted to understand the clinical condition better.
Recommendation
It is recommended that case studies continue to be used to develop student understanding and clinical reasoning skills.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student face-to-face feedback/personal communication.
Feedback
Students valued the reflective journal/written assessment as it assisted to improve knowledge during clinical professional placement.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this reflective journal/written assessment task continue to be utilised in 2022 and beyond.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply the standard policies, codes and guidelines for podiatry practice and practice in a professional manner, demonstrating ethical, culturally sensitive and inclusive behavior in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting.
  2. Conduct a thorough patient assessment and implement an effective patient management plan.
  3. Interpret results from commonly used diagnostic services in podiatry practice, using professional terminology.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the podiatric management of common skin and nail conditions seen in a podiatry clinical setting.
  5. Appraise literature relevant to the podiatry profession and integrate evidence into clinical podiatry practice.

The Learning Outcomes are linked to the professional standards set by the Podiatry Board of Australia.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
4 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
4 - In-class Test(s)