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Gold Coast

Unit description

Builds on student’s knowledge of lower limb neurovascular disease and pathomechanics. Students learn about assessment and treatment of the at-risk foot including wound management. Includes engagement with case-based scenarios and placement experiences.

Unit content

  • Epidemiology and socioeconomic burden of the at risk foot
  • Underlying pathologies of the at risk foot
  • Assessment and risk stratification of the lower limb
  • Wound prevention and management
  • Biomechanics and offloading of the at risk foot
  • Interprofessional skills in the prevention and management of the at risk foot

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
1critically appraise the evidence pertaining to the assessment and management of the high-risk footIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2assess foot complication risk in at-risk populationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3assess the clinical presentation of the acute and chronic high-risk footIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4apply practical skills to assess, prevent and treat the high-risk foot Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5safely and appropriately manage acute foot wounds and those in remissionKnowledge of a discipline
6demonstrate competence in a clinical multi-disciplinary high-risk foot settingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. critically appraise the evidence pertaining to the assessment and management of the high-risk foot
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. assess foot complication risk in at-risk populations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. assess the clinical presentation of the acute and chronic high-risk foot
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. apply practical skills to assess, prevent and treat the high-risk foot
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. safely and appropriately manage acute foot wounds and those in remission
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. demonstrate competence in a clinical multi-disciplinary high-risk foot setting
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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