In this 12-credit point unit students will demonstrate high level skill and competence in a range of external clinical settings, including patient assessment, diagnostic decision-making, management and prevention of complex clinical cases such high risk foot and wound care, child development therapy, sports medicine, rheumatology and musculoskeletal disorders, indigenous health, rural and remote, and minor surgical procedures. Students will be exposed to a variety of patients of differing ages, cultural/ethnic, socio-economic, health profiles, and levels of physical and mental health impairment. In addition, this is the final unit in the formal requirements for completion of the research and/or evaluation project component of the Honours degree. Students will complete and submit their research report for evaluation. Students will be encouraged to consider both the strengths and limitations of their research and will have opportunity to present their findings to their peers at an end-of-term student led professional conference.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Prerequisite: PODI14008 Podiatry Clinical Practice 4
Corequisite: PODI14011 Complex Cases in Podiatry Practice
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.
|1. Practical and Written Assessment||40%|
|1. Written Assessment||40%|
|3. Professional Practice Placement||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
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 25% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•|
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|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Presentation||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
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|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Presentation||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|