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.


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 1 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 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. 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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 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: Staff feedback
Consideration should be given to the design of assessment tasks to meet the mapped learning outcomes
It is recommended that, in subsequent deliveries of this unit, the Unit Coordinator carefully considers the design of assessments to address all mapped learning outcomes
Action Taken
Assessment task design was re-developed with marking rubrics created with consultation from discipline staff to align with mapped learning outcomes.
Source: Student feedback
Assessment requirements and the scaffolding against relevant learning outcomes should be clearly articulated.
It is recommended that the unit coordinator clearly articulates assessment requirements to ensure that students understand how their performance will be determined and how individual assessment items scaffold upon one another throughout the term.
Action Taken
Source: Staff feedback
Consideration should be made to maximise exposure to clinical clientele to implement learnt unit material.
It is recommended that opportunities for practical application of skills be considered in the unit design.
Action Taken
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