Introduces students to lower limb medicine and the pathology behind common foot and ankle conditions. Introduces students to disease processes and pathology.
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 structure
Topic 3: Body systems and systemic diseases affecting the lower limb
- Epidemiology, mortality and morbidity
- Aetiology, signs and symptoms
- Multidisciplinary care, communication and referral
Topic 4: Role of the foot and ankle practitioner in evaluation and management of systemic diseases affecting the lower limb
- Lower limb clinical signs and symptoms
- Laboratory tests
- Role of the foot and ankle practitioner
- Evidence-based practice and clinical rationale for intervention
- Communication and case management (includes documentation review)
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||discuss common presentations of cutaneous foot disease related to the pathomechanical foot||Intellectual rigour|
|2||summarise the pathomechanical foot and related evidence based management||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||plan management of systemic diseases and their effects on the lower limb||Intellectual rigour|
|4||communicate a plan for the management of systemic disease||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||outline the specific approaches to the assessment and management of foot disease||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||explain the importance of multidisciplinary care for foot disease||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Frowen et al., 2010, Neale's Disorders of the Foot, 8th edn, Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
Teaching and assessment
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