PODI20011 - Advanced Pharmacology in Podiatry Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will be divided into two main components: pharmacotherapeutics and anaesthesia specific to podiatry practice. In pharamacotherapeutics the student will gain understanding of S2, S3 and S4 medicines administered in common diseases encountered in podiatry practice and learn further of their role in the management of disease. In anaesthesia, the student will gain advanced knowledge of anaesthetics pertinent to podiatry practice. Topics covered will include pre-surgical history and physical assessment, informed consent, charting, maximum safe dose, and injection instrumentation. Students will practice injection technique in a simulated setting.

Details

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 There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 - 2017

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2017

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. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. 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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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Revise and classify the major classes of therapeutic drugs that affect the primary systems of the body, and describe the mechanisms of drug action and the potential for drug to drug interactions.
  2. Analyse the barriers to suitable pharmacotherapy.
  3. Evaluate S2, S3, S4 medicines prescribed and administered for the treatment of disease states encounterd in the scope of podiatry practice.
  4. Examine legal, ethical and professional responsibilities associated with prescription and administration of medications within podiatry practice.
  5. State and apply the basic pharmacology of anaesthetic drugs.
  6. Propose and justify an anesthetic plan based on a physical examination that includes: appropriate drug selection, correct dose calculation, appropriate method of drug administration, and other supportive care.
  7. Integrate an evidence based approach to pharmacological practice within podiatry.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
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
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination