Introduces students to lower limb medicine and the pathology behind common foot and ankle conditions.
Topic 1:Cutaneous foot disease
- Normal and abnormal cutaneous structures
- Presentation of cutaneous foot disease
Topic 2: Abnormal foot structure and pathomechanics
- Defining abnormal structure
- Systemic and local influences on abnormal foot structure
Topic 3: Population health and the foot and ankle
- Evidence in practice
- Understanding the differences in ageing
Topic 4: Normal and abnormal paediatric presentations
- Common paediatric pathology of the lower limb
- Assessment and management of common paediatric conditions
Topic 5: Gerontology
- The ageing body
- The ageing foot
Topic 6: The adult foot
- Case presentations
- Assessment and management
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 common presentations of cutaneous foot disease related to the pathomechanical foot||Intellectual rigour|
|2||define the pathomechanical foot and related injury patterns||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||define the normal and abnormal presentation of foot disorders in relation to paediatric, adult and elderly populations||Intellectual rigour|
|4||communicate through a case study scenario the management of podiatric disease||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
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