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2019 unit offering information will be available in September 2018

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  • History and evolution of the podiatry and pedorthic professions
  • Roles of the podiatrist and pedorthist in the broader healthcare system, case study analysis and development
  • Development and maintenance of mobility across the lifespan
  • Impact of mobility disorders within the International Classification of Functioning framework
  • Disorders of gait and mobility
  • Introduction to professional clinical behaviour through observational clinical placement
  • Understanding Evidence Based Practice
  • Professional behaviours which are consistent with the conduct standards of podiatry and pedorthics
  • Preparing for success in professional practice and fieldwork learning
  • Introduction to research, written expression and referencing in scholarly written work

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (10 wks )
Community/Professional placement 40 hrs (Across session)
Lecture on-site 1 hr (8 wks )
Lecture on-site 2 hrs (4 wks)
Assessment
Case study50%
Multiple Choice Exam50%
Placement AssessmentSR
Placement Documentation PortfolioSR
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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