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PODI13010 - Sports in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with the understanding of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic and acute musculoskeletal and sports related injuries of the lower limb which are commonly seen in podiatry practice. Evidence based practice will be central to this unit. You will develop practical skills regarding the assessment and management of common podiatric sporting injuries. You will also develop an understanding of the role of psychology in sport related patient management.

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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Rockhampton
Sydney

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. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Examination 50%
4. On-campus Activity 0%

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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
Feedback
The content was interesting and lecture slides were clear. The unit was well organised and different parts of the foot were identified for a certain number of conditions which made learning smooth. The lecturer's teaching style was unique and kept students' attention, even though some students may not have been interested in sports in the first place.
Recommendation
Sports podiatry is a very broad topic. At an undergraduate level, it is important to introduce basic principals using real life scenarios to enable students to work out their management plan. Future lessons should continue in this vein rather than try to cover too many pathologies.
Action Taken
Lessons continued to introduce basic principals of lower limb pathology management in sports using real life scenarios.
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Feedback
OSCEs were hard and personal feedback would have been helpful. Exam had too many short answer questions.
Recommendation
The practical exam was in Week 11 so that all content could be taught prior to this week. Week 12 was reserved for a review and revision session for the exams. Feedback of the practical exam could be included in this review session as assessment feedback is important in the student's learning journey. In the future, it could be highlighted to students to approach lecturers for individual feedback if they require it.
Action Taken
Due to COVID, the OSCE has been deferred to Term 3 2020. However, it has been planned earlier in the Term 3 teaching block so that adequate time can be allowed to provide feedback to students.
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Feedback
Students enjoyed this unit, and found the tutorial sessions leading up to the presentations extremely helpful.
Recommendation
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
Nil.
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Feedback
Videos of the taping, and soft tissue therapy techniques were also interesting and supported their learning.
Recommendation
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Interpret the aetiology and clinical presentation and apply appropriate examination techniques required to determine a common sports related injury in podiatric practice
  2. Select safe and effective management plans, including appropriate referral, for common sports injuries in podiatric practice
  3. Evaluate peer reviewed literature to apply an evidence based approach to 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 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
4 - 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
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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
1 - Presentation
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
4 - On-campus Activity