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PODI14010 - High-Risk Foot and Chronic Wound Care

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit focuses on the management of chronic wounds of the foot. You will analyse the factors that enable identification of the high-risk foot. Prevalence of disorders that contribute to disease susceptibility will be considered, along with associated pathophysiological and neurological impacts. Biomechanical factors and client education associated with management and care of infection of the foot at risk for amputation/ulceration will also be considered in the context of prevention and ongoing client health.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: PODI13011 Podiatry Clinical Practice 3 and PODI13014 Diabetes in Podiatry Practice

and

Corequisites: PODI14008 Podiatry Clinical Practice 4 and PODI14009 Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine in Podiatry Practice.

To be enrolled in this unit, students must be enrolled in CB86 Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course.

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 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 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. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 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%).

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 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 75% 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: Have your say evaluation
Feedback
It was useful to have a 'real' patient attend the class to share their experience and journey through the health care system. This was highly valuable for students to understand the perspective of patients experience high risk foot complications.
Recommendation
It is recommended that guest speakers , particularly those who are real patients, continue to be invited to share their experience with students. This provides students with an authentic learning experience and enhances students' knowledge in holistic care and empathy.
Action Taken
The Unit coordinator continued to invite real patients to attend the class to share their patient experience with students. Students continued to receive an authentic learning experience that enhanced their knowledge in holistic care and empathy.
Source: Have your say evaluation
Feedback
It was useful to involve industry partners such as representatives from wound dressing companies, and experienced public health clinicians to attend class to provide workshops/ information sessions.
Recommendation
It is recommended that industry partners continue to be involved in presentations within this unit to enhance knowledge in the assessment and management of the high risk foot and wound care.
Action Taken
Industry partners continued to be involved in the teaching of this unit. Wound dressing companies were invited on campus to provide workshops on wound care and wound dressings. Students had the opportunity to learn about different types of wound dressing products and its application in a clinical setting.
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 the high risk foot complications and acute care.
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 satisfaction and outcome.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation - Have Your Say
Feedback
Students requested for more resources and hands-on experience in the area of wound dressings.
Recommendation
It is recommended that more wound dressing content is covered in the unit to improve student's knowledge in this topic. An additional tutorial and practical session focusing on the indication, contraindication, mode of action and method of use of different types of dressings will be considered for 2022.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation - Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the lecturer's enthusiasm about the topic and the way the lecturer engages students by always relating real world experiences to lecture topics. Students noted that one of the best aspect of the unit was learning about wounds, conditions and cases that is more chronic and complex and not commonly seen in general podiatry.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this teaching style is continued to be utilised in 2022 and beyond to ensure student engagement throughout the term. Further, it is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to use case studies based on real life patients to expose students to chronic and complex cases and conditions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically evaluate the issues impacting the identification of a high-risk foot
  2. Implement active learning strategies (including evidence-based practice) for continually improving knowledge and skills specific to the high-risk foot and chronic wound care
  3. Analyse the factors impacting on chronic wound management from both the patient and podiatrist perspective
  4. Synthesise and analyse a safe management plan for patients with chronic wounds
  5. Critically analyse the issues associated with behavioural interventions in the treatment of the high-risk foot.

Per NPC1309

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
4 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
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 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination