Introduces students to the concepts of foot and ankle surgery in the podiatry profession. Surgical treatment modalities are introduced including minor nail and skin procedures. The theory of advanced podiatric foot and ankle surgery is examined through case-based learning.
Topic 1: Foot and ankle procedures and evidence based surgery
- Ingrown toenails and plantar warts
- Advanced foot and ankle surgery
Topic 2: Patient selection for surgery
- The healthy and unhealthy patient
Topic 3: Theatre protocol and sterilisation
- Maintaining a sterile field
- Theatre protocols and behaviour
Topic 4: Pre/peri and post-operative care of the surgical patient
- Pharmacological considerations
- Managing complications
Topic 5: Medico-legal requirements of surgical intervention
- Documentation, communication and informed consent
- Scope of practice and regulatory frameworks
Topic 6: Understanding foot and ankle anatomy
- Changes in anatomy following foot and ankle surgery
- Complications of surgery and gait adaptions
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||classify and critique common foot and ankle procedures and associated evidence base||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||describe the issues pertaining to patient selection for surgery||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||illustrate knowledge of theatre protocol and sterilisation through practical applications||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||critique pre/peri and post-operative care of the patient undergoing foot surgery||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||evaluate and communicate the medico-legal requirements of surgical intervention||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||apply their knowledge of foot and ankle anatomy in relation to surgical decision making||Intellectual rigour|
- Chang, TJ, 2005, Master techniques in podiatric surgery – the foot and ankle, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Teaching and assessment
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