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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Enables students to demonstrate clinical reasoning and reflective practice at an advanced and complex level. Students undertake learning experiences to consolidate and further develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills. 

Unit content

Students will apply the skills and knowledge acquired throughout their degree whilst undertaking professional experience placements in urban, regional, rural or remote settings. Students complete a 400 hour advanced fieldwork placement under the supervision of one or more podiatry clinicians. 

Students will undertake self reflection and independent professional development in line with their learning goals for the unit.

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate high standards of professional and ethical practice and clinical reasoningEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2conduct and interpret podiatric assessments at an advanced levelKnowledge of a discipline
3develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care and case managementKnowledge of a discipline
4develop skills to create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentationKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate ability to participate at an advanced professional level in activities and duties relevant to a centre/serviceLifelong learning
6demonstrate and practice a high level of initiative and self-direction consistent with a beginning podiatry practitionerLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate high standards of professional and ethical practice and clinical reasoning
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. conduct and interpret podiatric assessments at an advanced level
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care and case management
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. develop skills to create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentation
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate ability to participate at an advanced professional level in activities and duties relevant to a centre/service
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. demonstrate and practice a high level of initiative and self-direction consistent with a beginning podiatry practitioner
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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