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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the concepts of foot and ankle surgery in the podiatry profession. Surgical treatment modalities are introduced including minor nail and skin procedures. The theory of advanced podiatric foot and ankle surgery is examined through case-based learning.

Unit content

  • Foot and ankle procedures and evidence based surgery
  • Patient selection for surgery
  • Theatre protocol and sterilisation
  • Pre/peri and post-operative care of the surgical patient
  • Medico-legal requirements of surgical intervention
  • Understanding foot and ankle anatomy

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
1classify and critique common foot and ankle procedures and associated evidence baseIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2describe the issues pertaining to patient selection for surgeryKnowledge of a discipline
3implement knowledge of theatre protocol and sterilisation through practical applicationsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4critique pre/peri and post-operative care of the patient undergoing foot surgeryIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5evaluate and communicate the medico-legal requirements of surgical interventionIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6apply knowledge of foot and ankle anatomy in relation to surgical decision makingIntellectual rigour

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

  1. classify and critique common foot and ankle procedures and associated evidence base
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. describe the issues pertaining to patient selection for surgery
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. implement knowledge of theatre protocol and sterilisation through practical applications
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critique pre/peri and post-operative care of the patient undergoing foot surgery
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. evaluate and communicate the medico-legal requirements of surgical intervention
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. apply knowledge of foot and ankle anatomy in relation to surgical decision making
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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