Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Builds on student’s knowledge of lower limb neurovascular disease and pathomechanics. Students learn about assessment and treatment of the at-risk foot including wound management. Includes engagement with case-based scenarios and placement experiences.

Unit content

  • Epidemiology and socioeconomic burden of the at risk foot
  • Underlying pathologies of the at risk foot
  • Assessment and risk stratification of the lower limb
  • Wound prevention and management
  • Biomechanics and offloading of the at risk foot
  • Interprofessional skills in the prevention and management of the at risk foot

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 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (4 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 48 hours (to be advised)
Lecture online 1 hour (8 weeks)
Literature review35%
Exam: closed book40%
Community/Professional PlacementSR

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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