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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Builds upon student learning from Lower Limb Medicine I. Introduces students to the disease processes and pathology behind advanced foot and ankle conditions. Introduces students to concepts of population health as it relates to the foot and ankle.

Unit content

Topic 1: Population health and the foot and ankle

  • Evidence in practice
  • Understanding the differences in ageing
  • Communication, multidisciplinary and inter-professional care

Topic 2: The adult foot

  • Assessment and management of common adult foot conditions
  • Case presentations

Topic 3: Gerontology

  • The ageing body
  • The ageing foot

Topic 4: Normal and abnormal paediatric pathology

  • Common paediatric pathology of the lower limb
  • Assessment and management of common paediatric conditions

Topic 5: Sports medicine for the lower limb

  • Clinical signs and symptoms
  • Assessment and management of sporting injuries
  • Evidence-based practice and clinical rationale for intervention
  • Multidisciplinary care, communication, case management and referral

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
1evaluate the assessment, management and presentation of foot disorders in the adult population with consideration of evidence-based practiceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2evaluate the assessment, management and presentation of foot disorders in the geriatric population with consideration of evidence-based practiceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3evaluate the assessment, management and presentation of foot disorders in the paediatric population with consideration of evidence-based practiceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4critique the assessment, management and parameters of acute and chronic lower limb sports injuriesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5discuss the importance of multidisciplinary care in the assessment and management of foot disease. Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

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

  1. evaluate the assessment, management and presentation of foot disorders in the adult population with consideration of evidence-based practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. evaluate the assessment, management and presentation of foot disorders in the geriatric population with consideration of evidence-based practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. evaluate the assessment, management and presentation of foot disorders in the paediatric population with consideration of evidence-based practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. critique the assessment, management and parameters of acute and chronic lower limb sports injuries
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. discuss the importance of multidisciplinary care in the assessment and management of foot disease.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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