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PODI13012 - Paediatrics in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will focus on the study of childhood disorders related to the lower extremity and will include the expectations and variations in regards to development. Students will incorporate the psychosocial issues impacting in treating children and learn to develop history taking, physical examination and diagnosis specific to the paediatric patient. 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 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Sydney
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. In-class Test(s) 30%
3. Examination 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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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 feedback.
Feedback
Block practical classes were a lot of information at once, but it was good to have the Unit Coordinator teach us the practical classes.
Recommendation
Although having the same academic teach all classes is favourable and ensures all students are being taught the same content in the same way, block practical classes require prolonged concentration compared to weekly practical classes which are tied directly to lecture content. In the future, it is recommended that practical teaching strategies are reconsidered to find the best teaching solution.
Action Taken
Block practical classes continued in 2020 and were taught by separate academics at Sydney and Rockhampton due to COVID-19.
Source: Student feedback - email.
Feedback
The in-class test was a helpful assessment task. Reviewing the material and being examined half way through consolidated my learning and made the final exam much easier and less stressful.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this assessment task format continue in the unit.
Action Taken
As all classes were conducted online due to COVID-19 restrictions, the in-class test was changed to an online presentation conducted mid way through the term. This still met the requirement for students to consolidate their learning progressively during the term and be more prepared for the final assessment at the end of the term.
Source: Student feedback - have your say survey.
Feedback
It would have been good to be exposed to paediatric patients for practice in this unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a paediatric clinic early in fourth year be scheduled for this purpose. It has been placed in fourth year to ensure only students who pass the paediatrics theory unit (and therefore are competent) are able to treat children.
Action Taken
Paediatric patients were booked in for fourth year students during their internal clinical placement.
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
Nil.
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
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. Evaluate factors that can influence the paediatric consultation.
  3. Communicate effectively with the paediatric patient and parent/guardian in podiatric practice.
  4. Describe the common lower limb conditions seen in the paediatric patient.
  5. Analyse the varied clinical assessment and/or tests and interpret the results specific to the paediatric patient.
  6. Implement a safe and effective management plan in conjunction with evidence based practice for the paediatric patient.
  7. Discuss the role of interprofessional practice in regards to effective management of the paediatric patient.
  8. Apply an evidence based approach to podopaediatric practice.

Per NPC1312

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Examination