Builds upon student learning from Lower Limb Medicine I. Introduces students to the disease processes and pathology behind advanced foot and ankle conditions. Introduces students to concepts of population health.
Topic 1: Population health and the foot and ankle
- Evidence in practice
- Understanding the differences in ageing
- Communication, multidisciplinary and inter-professional care
Topic 2: The adult foot
- Assessment and management of common adult foot conditions
- Case presentations
Topic 3: Gerontology
- The ageing body
- The ageing foot
Topic 4: Normal and abnormal paediatric pathology
- Common paediatric pathology of the lower limb
- Assessment and management of common paediatric conditions
Topic 5: Sports medicine for the lower limb
- Clinical signs and symptoms
- Assessment and management of sporting injuries
- Evidence-based practice and clinical rationale for intervention
- Multidisciplinary care, communication, case management and referral
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||apply the theory of evidence-based practice to population health||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||evaluate the presentation of foot disorders in relation to paediatric, adult and elderly populations||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||critique the assessment, management and parameters of acute and chronic lower limb sports injuries||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||outline the varying approaches to assessment and management of foot disease in different populations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||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, Scotland. ISBN: 9780702030291 .
Teaching and assessment
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