This unit encompasses a clinical component and a research component. In the clinical component, you will continue to assess, diagnose, manage and treat a range of patients with different lower limb pathologies; including patients with dermatological, vascular, neurological and nail pathologies. In addition, opportunities will be provided to you to advance your podiatric skills and treat patients with sports injuries and other biomechanical concerns. During clinic, you are required to clearly present patient cases and explain the related underlying pathophysiology to your clinical supervisor; including demonstrating your clinical reasoning skills with respect to assessment, diagnosis and management. This unit is the first of the formal requirements of the research project component of the Honours degree. In the research component you will complete a research proposal and identify a research project through your analysis of the literature that will be carried out in the fourth year of the course.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisites: PODI13007 Podiatry Clinical Practice 2, PODI13008 Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb, PODI13009 Neurovascular Medicine in Podiatry Practice, PODI13010 Sports in Podiatry Practice. Co-requisite: PODI13015 Advanced Pharmacology in Podiatry Practice.
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|
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).
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.
|1. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
|2. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)||50%|
|3. Project (research)||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%).
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Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 12.5% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)||•||•||•|
|3 - Project (research)||•||•|
|4 - On-campus Activity||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Project (research)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - On-campus Activity||•||•||•||•||•||•|