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PODI13014 - Diabetes in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit focuses on all aspects of diabetes as a chronic disease including the epidemiology, diagnosis, complications, and related management of diabetes. Students will define primary health care goals and recognise the barriers to diabetes care across specific population groups. Further, this unit will explore the principles of shared decision-making incorporating best available evidence in diabetes education and advanced clinical practice.

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-requisite: PODI13009

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

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 50%
2. 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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 14.29% 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 Evaluation - Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the lecturer and tutor's enthusiasm about the topic and the way they engaged students during the lectures and tutorials.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator/lecturer continue to provide students with case studies to work through during tutorial sessions to ensure students have the opportunity to consolidate and strengthen their theoretical knowledge and apply it in clinical practice during internal and external clinical placement.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator/lecturer continued to provide students with case studies to work through during tutorial sessions.
Source: Student Evaluation - Have Your Say
Feedback
Students acknowledged that the unit is well designed and methodical to ensure students had the opportunity to extend their knowledge in the area of orthotic manufacturing.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to build on the existing processes of planning, developing and delivery of the unit to continue to achieve positive student experience, satisfaction and outcome.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to build on the existing processes of planning, developing and delivery of the unit to continue to achieve positive student experience, satisfaction and outcome.
Source: Have Your Say Evaluation.
Feedback
Assessment due date should be scheduled closer to the end of the teaching period.
Recommendation
Assessment due dates of this unit are scheduled with the assessment due dates of other third year units in mind. This is to avoid students having too many assessments due at the same time at the end of the teaching period. Where possible, it is recommended that the unit coordinator/lecturer schedule the assessment due date closer to the end of the teaching period to allow more time for students to consolidate their knowledge and complete assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Evaluation.
Feedback
Student appreciated the additional Zoom sessions to clarify the content covered and assessments task requirements.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator/lecturer continue to provide the opportunity to consolidate the content covered as well as the assessment tasks. This can be done via tutorials and/or Zoom sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of diabetes mellitus.
  2. Evaluate the psychosocial impact of diabetes as a contributor to death and disability across diverse population groups in Australia.
  3. Describe the microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes.
  4. Evaluate the process of assessment including risk categorisation and wound care management in the patient with diabetes.
  5. Implement patient-centred care and facilitate self-management education strategies for diabetes related care in podiatry practice.
  6. Discuss the role of interprofessional practice in effective management of the patient with diabetes.
  7. Apply best evidence in the management of diabetes in podiatry practice.

Per NPC1306

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - 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
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 - Examination