Introduces students to the Podiatry and Pedorthics professions, including the history, development, roles and responsibilities of each profession in the context of the healthcare system. Students are introduced to the International Classification of Functioning framework and its relationship with mobility disorders.
Topic 1: History and evolution of the Podiatry and Pedorthic professions
Topic 2: Roles of the Podiatrist and Pedorthist in the broader healthcare system, case study analysis and development
Topic 3: Development and maintenance of mobility across the lifespan
Topic 4: Impact of mobility disorders within the International Classification of Functioning framework
Topic 5: Disorders of gait and mobility
Topic 6: Introduction to professional clinical behaviour through observational clinical placement
Topic 7: Understanding Evidence Based Practice
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the roles and responsibilities of Podiatrists/Pedorthists||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||develop a case study that examines the efficacy of Podiatric/Pedorthic interventions using evidence-based practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||identify and apply the dimensions of mobility and the nature of independent functioning across the lifespan||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||describe the general impact of gait and mobility disorders using the International Classification of Functioning framework||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||exhibit professional and ethical behaviour in a workplace environment.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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