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.
Topic 1: Overview of drug classes in podiatric prescribing
- Regulatory framework
- Classes available and their indications and contraindications in podiatric practice
- Evidence-based approach to prescribing
Topic 2: Advanced pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
- Of podiatric drug classes
- Polypharmacy and comorbidities
Topic 3: Pain management
- Indications and contraindications in podiatric practice
- Drug dependency
Topic 4: Managing podiatric infections
- Clinical scenarios
- Drug resistance
Topic 5: Medical management of adverse drug effects and interactions
- The importance of case management and communication
- Appropriate emergency protocols in the podiatry clinic
Topic 6: Medico-legal and regulatory requirements of podiatric prescribing
- Registration standards following endorsement for scheduled medicines
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 their knowledge of pain management and management of infection in advanced podiatric practice||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||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||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||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||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||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||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||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.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Rang, HP, Dale, MM, Ritter, JM & Flower, RJ, 2007, Rang & Dale Pharmacology, 6th edn, Churchill Livingstone.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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