Introduces students to lower limb medicine and the pathology behind common foot and ankle conditions. Introduces students to disease processes and pathology.
Cutaneous foot disease
- Normal and abnormal cutaneous structures
- Presentation of cutaneous foot disease
Abnormal foot structure and pathomechanics
- Defining abnormal structure
- Systemic and local influences on abnormal structure
Body systems and systemic diseases affecting the lower limb
- Aetiology, signs and symptoms
- Assessment and management
- Multidisciplinary care, communication and referral
Role of the foot and ankle practitioner in evaluation and management of systemic diseases affecting the lower limb
- Lower limb clinical signs and symptoms
- Role of the foot and ankle practitioner
- Evidence-based practice and clinical rationale for intervention
- Communication and case management (including documentation review)
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of common presentations of cutaneous foot disease related to the pathomechanical foot|
|2||summarise the pathomechanical foot and related evidence based management|
|3||discuss common presentations of systemic disease in the foot and lower limb|
|4||communicate a plan for the assessment and management of systemic diseases and their effects on the lower limb|
|5||explain the importance of multidisciplinary care for foot disease.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of common presentations of cutaneous foot disease related to the pathomechanical foot
- summarise the pathomechanical foot and related evidence based management
- discuss common presentations of systemic disease in the foot and lower limb
- communicate a plan for the assessment and management of systemic diseases and their effects on the lower limb
- explain the importance of multidisciplinary care for foot disease.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Frowen, P, O’Donnell, M & Burrow, JG, 2010, Neale’s Disorders of the Foot, 8th edn, Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
Teaching and assessment
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