PODI13012 - Paediatrics in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will focus on childhood development, with specific focus on paediatric disorders related to the lower extremity. Students will develop history taking and physical examination skills specific to the paediatric podiatry patient. Students will also be exposed to psycho-social issues affecting children, which may affect the management of paediatric lower limb conditions. An evidence-based approach to clinical management of the paediatric patient in podiatry practice 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

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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 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. Written Assessment 20%
2. Presentation 30%
3. 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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 22.22% 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: Student verbal feedback during term.
Feedback
Different invited guest speakers kept the unit interesting and allowed for diverse unit content.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a range of guest speakers continue to be engaged in this unit to provide a range of paediatric specialist content.
Action Taken
This year, a paediatric physiotherapist was engaged to provide a pre-recorded lecture.
Source: Student verbal feedback during term.
Feedback
Some students found the presentation assessment task daunting, but were able to learn from other student presentations.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this assessment task remain within the unit, as students are allocated different topics which facilitates important discussion and peer learning. It is important that students are comfortable with presentation skills, as after graduation they may be engaged in educating certain groups regarding foot health.
Action Taken
This assessment task remained unchanged and the importance of presentation skills was emphasised to the students.
Source: "Have your say"
Feedback
Students enjoyed the lectures, and thought they were set out clearly, however lectures were very content heavy.
Recommendation
It is recommended that staff continue to streamline content in order to identify any duplication of content across other units in the course.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say"
Feedback
Students enjoyed the content and found the lecturer to be very engaging, and made herself available to students when extra assistance required.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue to engage the sessional lecturers who have paediatric content expertise.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator and Sessional Lecturer reflection
Feedback
Students paired up and practiced paediatric assessments on each other (adults) during the practical sessions. It will be good to be able to practice these assessments on children to provide a more authentic learning experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that during future practical sessions, where feasible, paediatric volunteers be engaged so that students can practice their paediatric assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator and Sessional Lecturer reflection
Feedback
Due to COVID restrictions this year, the exam was an open book assessment. Although the learning outcomes were still adequately assessed, it may be better to have a closed book assessment so that recall items can be assessed fully as well.
Recommendation
It is recommended that alternative assessments, such as oral examination via zoom, to assess recall items be used if COVID restricts the implementation of closed book exams.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (verbal)
Feedback
Exam revision session was very helpful in summarising and reviewing the entire term's worth of content.
Recommendation
It is recommended that exam revision sessions continue to be included to help students review the entire unit content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the developmental milestones of a child relevant to podiatry practice
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills with paediatric patients and their parents/ guardians, taking into consideration possible underlying psycho-social and medical issues.
  3. Identify lower limb conditions seen clinically in paediatric patients, select relevant diagnostic assessments and Implement safe, effective and evidence-based management plans.
  4. Discuss the role of inter-professional practice within the paediatric healthcare system

Per NPC1312

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - 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