PODI13009 - Neurovascular Medicine in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will focus on the neurological and vascular disorders that have an impact on the lower extremity. You will examine the clinical features, pathogenesis and significance of such disorders and develop an understanding of the psychosocial impact. You will advance your skill and knowledge of diagnostic screening with the use of specialised tests specific to the lower limb. An evidence based approach to clinical examination will be central to this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

To be enrolled in this unit, students must be enrolled in CB86 Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course. 

Pre-requisite: PODI12009 Clinical Podiatry Practice 1

AND

Corequisite: PODI13007 Clinical Podiatry Practice 2

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 2 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

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. Written Assessment 35%
2. In-class Test(s) 50%
3. On-campus Activity 15%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 87.5% response rate.

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: Staff reflection
Feedback
The topics covered in this unit are very relevant to clinical practice and within the scope of the unit Learning Outcomes.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the content continues to be updated and mapped in line with the Learning Outcomes to ensure that the topics continue to be relevant to clinical practice.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to ensure that the unit content was updated and mapped in line with the Learning Outcomes. Every effort was made to ensure that the topics continued to be relevant to clinical practice within the podiatry context.
Source: Staff reflection
Feedback
Some students found the transition to all online learning difficult as a result of Covid-19.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit returns to face to face, lectures may be decreased in length and more interactive tutorials to be developed.
Action Taken
As there were limited COVID-19 restrictions across NSW and QLD, the unit returned to face-to-face teaching. Lectures and tutorials were conducted face-to-face and via ISL. More time was allocated to tutorials for group discussions and literature appraisals. Students reported that this was helpful for their learning.
Source: Student Evaluation - Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students noted that the In-class test results were not returned within 2 weeks of sitting the test at the end of the term.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the lecturer and Unit coordinator engages in clearer communication with students regarding the assessment procedure so that students are aware that the last assessment results will be released with Certification of Grades of the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation - Have Your Say
Feedback
Students noted that engagement via ISL can be improved during lectures and tutorials.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit coordinator monitors student engagement during lectures and tutorials and provides feedback to sessional staff where necessary.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff reflection
Feedback
The topics covered in this unit continues to be relevant to clinical practice and meets the Learning Outcomes of the unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit topics and content continue to be updated and mapped in line with the unit Learning Outcomes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe and interpret the aetiology and clinical presentation. Apply appropriate examination techniques for common neurovascular disorders affecting the lower limb.
  2. Describe the impact of vascular and neurological conditions affecting the lower limb, and prescribe self-management techniques for patients with a range of different neurological and vascular conditions
  3. Design and implement safe and effective management plans, including appropriate referral, for common neurovascular pathologies in podiatric practice in a professional manner.
  4. Critique published literature to apply an evidence based approach to the assessment and management of common sports injuries in podiatric practice

Per NPC1311

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - On-campus Activity