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PODI12009 - Podiatry Clinical Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The students will develop and refine their 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 radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound, Doppler and bone density. Students will have opportunity to apply theory learnt and evidence based practice to aid in diagnosis and management under the guidance of clinical supervision. Students will work predominantly with 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

 

Year 2 Term 1 courses and Coreq PODI12010

 

PODI12006

Fundamentals of Pre-Clinical Podiatry Practice - and

Prerequisite

ALLH12008

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 1- and

Prerequisite

PODI12008

Introductory Pharmacology and Microbiology in Podiatry Practice - and

Prerequisite

PODI12007

Gerontology in Podiatry Practice - and

Prerequisite

PODI12010

Podiatric Biomechanics

Co-requisite

 

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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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. Written Assessment 30%
4. Examination 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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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: Student Evaluation - Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the lecturer/tutor's enthusiasm about the topic and the way they engaged students during the lecture, tutorial and practical sessions.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator/lecturer continue to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate and strengthen their theoretical knowledge and apply it in clinical practice during internal and external clinical placement.
Action Taken
Students were provided with the opportunity to consolidate and strengthen their theoretical knowledge and apply it in clinical practice during internal clinical placement.
Source: Student Evaluation - Have Your Say
Feedback
Students acknowledged that the unit is well designed and methodical to ensure students had the opportunity to extend their knowledge in the area of clinical practice.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to build on the existing processes of planning, developing and delivery of the unit to continue to achieve positive student experience, satisfaction and outcome.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to build on the existing processes of planning, developing and delivery of the unit.
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
Nil.
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
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.
  2. Conduct and analyse a safe and thorough patient assessment.
  3. Examine the practice and procedures necessary for, and use correct professional terminology associated with diagnostic examination with particular reference to medical imaging.
  4. Interpret diagnostic results from commonly used types of medical imaging.
  5. Implement a safe and effective patient management plan.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency at an introductory level in: scalpel technique, nail care, including use of high speed podiatric drill; basic wound care; padding and strapping techniques.
  7. Work in partnership with clinical supervisor/s, other health professionals, health care teams and support staff.
  8. Appraise literature relevant to the podiatry profession and integrate evidence into clinical podiatry practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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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
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1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination