PODI14011 - Complex Cases in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will explore a broad range of complex disorders and interventions necessary to podiatry practice. Using case scenarios, students will explain the pathophysiology of the “disease” and develop a high level podiatric intervention plan based on evidence based practice, clinical reasoning and reflective practice.

Details

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

All units in Year 4, Term 1.

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 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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. Presentation and 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

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Previous Feedback

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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 and Staff Reflection
Feedback
"Would have been nice to address some of the content face to face at times".
Recommendation
Staff will work to include some face to face delivery at certain stages of the teaching term (outside of student placement commitments) to allow students to engage more with peers and teaching staff in their learning of this unit.
Action Taken
This unit was conducted face to face this term, allowing full engagement among teaching staff and peers.
Source: Student Feedback - Have Your Say
Feedback
"The content is good". This unit allows the student to reinforce their learning of complex cases in podiatry practice.
Recommendation
It is imperative that this unit includes key content of complex cases across the broad spectrum of body systems relevant to podiatry practice. Staff will continue to update learning material to ensure future delivery is applicable to practice.
Action Taken
Key content of complex cases across a broad spectrum of body systems relevant to podiatry practice was maintained. Furthermore, the learning material included multidisciplinary content which ensured that the learning material was applicable to real-life clinical practice.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students appreciated that the content of this course covered the complexity of patient requirements when they present to the clinic with numerous co-morbid conditions.
Recommendation
The content of this course will continue to focus on a patient centred approach to managing a complex case. Considering co-morbid factors should continue to be an important element of future lessons in this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
It was good to expose students to a multi-disciplinary team approach, including guest lecturers from speech pathology and physiotherapy. This taught students to appreciate what other disciplines do and to utilise all available services for the best patient outcomes.
Recommendation
The invitation of guest lecturers from other disciplines helped students to appreciate other allied health professions and how various disciplines need to work together in order to ensure patients get the best treatment available. Future lessons should continue to engage lecturers from various disciplines.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The guest speakers were enthusiastic in teaching Podiatry students, despite it not being their discipline, and engaged all students in the lecture.
Recommendation
It was important to be selective when inviting guest speakers to ensure that they had the same work ethos and believed in a multi-disciplinary team approach to managing patients. It was fortunate that the guest speakers this year were like-minded and professional. It is recommended that guest lecturers continue to be invited the following years to present lectures and tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use complex case studies to explain the processes required to reach complete diagnosis and safe management of the patient in podiatric practice.
  2. Prepare and evaluate goal-oriented evidence based management strategies recognising holistic and interdisciplinary management.
  3. Integrate evidence based practice into the structure of complex case management.
  4. Apply clinical reasoning, reflective practice, and clinical judgement in the management of the patient in podiatric practice.

Per NPC1305

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation and 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
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 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Examination