PODI13010 - Sports in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will gain an understanding of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic and acute sports related injuries of the lower limb. You will develop practical skills regarding the assessment and management of common podiatric sporting injuries using patient-centered evidence-based practice. You will also develop an understanding of the role of podiatry in a multi-disciplinary sports management team.

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

Pre-requisites: PODI12010 Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics. To be enrolled in this unit, students must be enrolled in CB86 Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course.

Co-requisite: PODI13008 Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 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. Presentation 20%
2. On-campus Activity 0%
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

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 75.00% 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: In Class
Feedback
Students enjoyed practicing their hands-on skills during the two-day professional practice placement, but would have preferred to have this opportunity earlier in the term
Recommendation
It is recommended that practical, hands-on classes be implemented earlier in the term
Action Taken
In 2023, hands-on classes commenced in Week 2, which allowed students to practice their hands-on skills throughout the entire term
Source: Unit Coordinator self-reflection
Feedback
This unit would benefit from integration of content related to orthopaedic assessment and clinical management of pathologies occurring above the foot and the ankle to better align with the broader scope of practice of a Podiatrist.
Recommendation
It is recommended that more content related to the assessment and management of injuries affecting the leg, knee, thigh, and low-back be implemented
Action Taken
In 2023, the curriculum for this unit was revised to include the assessment and management of musculoskeletal pathologies from the foot to the hip
Source: Unit Coordinator self-reflection
Feedback
The weighted on-campus activity would be more appropriately assessed as a pass/fail, competency-based, assessment item
Recommendation
It is recommended that the weighted on-campus activity be removed and replaced with an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to promote authentic assessment of students practical and theoretical skills
Action Taken
In 2022, an update unit proposal was submitted to change the weighted on-campus activity to a pass/fail assessment item and an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) was introduced for the 2023 delivery
Source: SUTE feedback
Feedback
Students indicated that they would benefit from a broader video library of orthopaedic assessment techniques
Recommendation
It is recommended that a library of video recordings of common orthopaedic assessments is developed to aid students in their self-directed revision
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE feedback
Feedback
Students indicated that they would like their OSCE assessment feedback to be available prior to the in-class test
Recommendation
It is recommended that the OSCE occur earlier in the term to enable students to receive feedback prior to the in-class test
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 and apply appropriate examination techniques required to determine a common sports related injury in podiatric practice
  2. Design and implement safe and effective management plans, including appropriate referral, for common sports injuries in podiatric practice
  3. Critique published literature to apply an evidence based approach to the assessment and management of common sports injuries in podiatric practice
  4. Demonstrate continuous professional development of skills relevant to common sports injuries in podiatric practice.

Per NPC1321

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation
2 - On-campus Activity
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
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