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Unit description

Presents advanced pharmacology and its relationship to podiatric disorders. Students learn about the requirements to become an endorsed prescriber with the Podiatry Board of Australia, using case-based learning.

Unit content

Overview of drug classes in podiatric prescribing

  • Regulatory framework
  • Classes available and their indications and contraindications in podiatric practice
  • Evidence-based approach to prescribing

Advanced pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics

  • Of podiatric drug classes
  • Polypharmacy and comorbidities

Pain management

  • Indications and contraindications in podiatric practice
  • Drug dependency

Managing podiatric infections

  • Clinical scenarios
  • Drug resistance

Medical management of adverse drug effects and interactions

  • The importance of case management and communication
  • Appropriate emergency protocols in the podiatry clinic

Medico-legal and regulatory requirements of podiatric prescribing

  • Registration standards following endorsement for scheduled medicines

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
1apply their knowledge of pain management and management of infection in advanced podiatric practiceIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2evaluate and interpret indications and contra-indications for individual drugs and drug classes available to podiatrists, management protocols for safe use and dealing with complicationsIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3identify and evaluate the issues surrounding prescribing drugs, awareness of drug prescription protocols, knowledge of the restricted schedule drug formularies and Podiatry Board of Australia’s requirements for endorsementIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4apply their knowledge of adverse drug reactions, pharmacological principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, classification of drugs and pharmacological principles of drugs and effects as it relates to the drug formulary available to Australian podiatristsIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
5devise management plans that appropriately communicate their knowledge of the Podiatry Board of Australia's requirements for registration as an endorsed prescriber.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. apply their knowledge of pain management and management of infection in advanced podiatric practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. evaluate and interpret indications and contra-indications for individual drugs and drug classes available to podiatrists, management protocols for safe use and dealing with complications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. identify and evaluate the issues surrounding prescribing drugs, awareness of drug prescription protocols, knowledge of the restricted schedule drug formularies and Podiatry Board of Australia’s requirements for endorsement
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply their knowledge of adverse drug reactions, pharmacological principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, classification of drugs and pharmacological principles of drugs and effects as it relates to the drug formulary available to Australian podiatrists
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. devise management plans that appropriately communicate their knowledge of the Podiatry Board of Australia's requirements for registration as an endorsed prescriber.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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