2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
- History and evolution of the podiatry and pedorthic professions
- Introduction to communication theory
- 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 and communication 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
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 and Pedorthists||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||develop a case study that examines the efficacy of Podiatric and Pedorthic interventions using evidence-based practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify and apply the dimensions of mobility and the nature of independent functioning across the lifespan||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|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 and communication in a workplace environment.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- This book is available from the co-op and will be beneficial for your learning in this unit and future units at SCU: Hall, B, 2013, The Night Before Essay Planner, 3rd edn, XOUM, Sydney. ISBN: 9781922057235.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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