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 - 2021

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. On-campus Activity 20%
2. Written Assessment 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 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.5% 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: Lecturer's self reflection
Feedback
The understanding of different types of dressings for various wounds is taught through lecturer and tutorial content. Although this gives the student a good foundation in wound care, having the students observe wound care in a clinical or hospital setting would help solidify students knowledge in the application of dressings.
Recommendation
Having a practical session which involves the students observing the application of dressings of a wound within the internal clinic or a hospital setting.
Action Taken
A practical session focusing on wound dressings has been incorporated in the unit to enhance students knowledge and practical skills around wound dressings types, function and application.
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
Nil.
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
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 - On-campus Activity
2 - Written Assessment
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 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
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 - On-campus Activity
2 - Written Assessment
3 - In-class Test(s)