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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Students are introduced to the podiatry profession in a clinical setting and the associated roles and responsibilities of patient care. 

Unit content

  • Practicing within a clinical setting
  • Application of legal and regulatory frameworks pertaining to infection control
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Communication, referral and medical record keeping
  • Conducting a podiatry consultation
  • Engaging in reflection on learning in the clinical setting

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
1reflect on learning in the clinical environment and develop learning plansEthical practiceLifelong learning
2demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills with diverse client groupsCultural competence
3demonstrate competency and capability with clinical systems, procedures and medical records in podiatric practiceEthical practice
4apply and practice within relevant legal and regulatory frameworksEthical practice
5perform physical examination and provide safe care to healthy clientsEthical practice

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

  1. reflect on learning in the clinical environment and develop learning plans
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills with diverse client groups
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate competency and capability with clinical systems, procedures and medical records in podiatric practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. apply and practice within relevant legal and regulatory frameworks
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. perform physical examination and provide safe care to healthy clients
    • GA3: Ethical practice

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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