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.


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 1 - 2023

Term 1 - 2023 Profile

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (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: Have your say
Students enjoyed this unit, and found the tutorial sessions leading up to the presentations extremely helpful.
Students generally find giving presentations daunting. The tutorial sessions provided students with opportunities to prepare their presentation and have practice presentations before the actual assessment. This should be continued.
Action Taken
Practice presentation sessions were organised during the tutorials to provide opportunities for students to practice their presentations.
Source: Have your say
Videos of the taping, and soft tissue therapy techniques were also interesting and supported their learning.
These demonstrations would have been conducted face to face. However, due to COVID, students were provided with demonstration videos instead. Students were able to review the videos and learn at their own pace. It is recommended that students have access to these videos even after face to face practical sessions resume.
Action Taken
Students continued to have access to demonstration videos this term. In addition, associated lectures were also recorded and provided to students alongside the demonstration videos.
Source: Have your say
Students found that the lectures were organised and structured well to make learning content fun and easy. Students were thus able to actively engage with the unit content. The content matched and progressed in-line with the co-requisite unit PODI13008, which supported student learning of both units.
It is recommended that the structure of the content remain the similar. Content of this unit and co-requisite unit should continue to progress in tandem, to support student learning of both units.
Action Taken
Source: Have your say, unit coordinator reflection
Students felt anxious about not receiving the last assessment task results and feedback. This was due to an oversight on the part of the unit-coordinator who completed all marking on time, but did not 'unhide' the marks on the Grades set up page after all student marks were uploaded.
It is recommended that the unit-coordinator remembers to click on the 'unhide marks' feature on the Grades page once all marking is complete. Students may also have to provide timely feedback to the unit-coordinator if they do not see their marks within the assessment return time frame set out on their unit profile.
Action Taken
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
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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
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