PODI20008 - Podiatry Clinical Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will allow students to extend their skills and knowledge of biomechanics and begin to focus on the theory, prescription and construction of foot orthoses. In the clinical setting, students will have opportunity to focus on holistic case management. Students will assess, diagnose and manage a range of clients with a focus on cutaneous, musculoskeletal and biomechanical pathology. Students will present cases and explain the underlying pathophysiology and their clinical reasoning with respect to assessment, diagnosis and management. As a matter of continuous development, students will be expected to progress their professional skills including practice management, communication skills and generic health professional skills.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisite: PODI20002 Podiatry Clinical Practice 1

Co-Requisite: PODI20006 Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb.

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 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

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 Postgraduate 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 40%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
4. 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours in podiatry practice.
  2. Conduct and analyse a safe and thorough patient assessment.
  3. Implement evidence based, goal oriented management plans for foot related problems accounting for the physical, social and emotional impacts of the presenting case.
  4. Select and correctly apply a range of podiatric therapeutic and preventative interventions.
  5. Produce and evaluate the neutral casted model of the foot.
  6. Create and/or modify a positive casted model of the foot dependant upon case and be able to justify accordingly.
  7. Manufacture a simple, an accommodative and a functional orthotic device, and support according to patient case.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Professional Practice Placement