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PODI14013 - Professional Issues in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit students will develop financial, legal, ethical and professional skills to enable them to successfully transition to a qualified practitioner. Students will explore basic business concepts, knowledge of the ethics and law, professional regulation guidelines and the skills required to delegate tasks to supporting staff. Interviewing, resume development and contract negotiation skills will also be developed.

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

Pre-requisites: All Year 4, Term 1 Units.

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. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

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 37.5% 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
Being able to write an effective resume and cover letter is a crucial part of getting a job as a podiatrist once graduated. Having a tutorial lesson in which the students practice responding to a job application with a cover letter may improve the students ability to write this once graduated.
Recommendation
It is recommended that having a tutorial which is not apart of the assessment, in which the students write a cover letter responding to a job and receive feedback during class, would improve the students ability to do this in the workforce.
Action Taken
Students were provided with the opportunity to write a cover letter responding to a job and received feedback in class.
Source: Have Your Say Evaluation
Feedback
The variety of the different speakers was very useful and interesting. This provided students first hand insight into different clinical specialties post graduation (e.g. podiatric surgery), and also non-clinical related information e.g. business administration and human resources management.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator continue to involve different guest speakers (e.g. podiatric surgeons, private podiatrists, business owners) to present for this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Evaluation
Feedback
Tutorial included practical skills such as writing cover letters, resumes etc that is helpful post-graduation
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator continue to impart non-clinical skills such as writing resumes, to ensure that students are industry-ready.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain financial, legal and ethical theoretical concepts within professional practice.
  2. Apply podiatry practice as required by the national professional and regulatory bodies.
  3. Describe the processes applicable to job hunting, interviews, resumes and contract negotiation.
  4. Analyse the social and cultural challenges faced by new allied health employees.
  5. Apply the basic business processes applicable to the management of private practice.
  6. Manage assistants in the allied health context.

Per NPC1319

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment