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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast

Unit description

Students work collaboratively with patients and others to plan and implement evidence-based practice with considerations for patient centred care and informed decision-making. This unit builds on previous work integrated learning units with increased independence in the delivery of patient management, including communication and quality assurance. Students will engage in peer leadership and mentorship, and work to maintain safe workplace practices and protect and enhance safety.

Unit content

Theory

  • Using technology to enhance practice
  • Communication, report writing and application of the ICF in patient management
  • The role of health professionals as leaders and mentors
  • Quality assurance in treatment planning and wider clinical practice applications
  • Techniques for supporting patients to autonomous, informed decisions
  • Culturally responsive, ethical practice and clinical reasoning principals

Practicum

  • Communicating with patients and providing targeted assessments.
  • Assessment, treatment planning and implementation of intervention programs
  • Measuring outcomes, reviewing programs and writing reports
  • Identifying and applying effective discipline specific and inter-professional practice principles, including leadership, peer mentoring and communication practice.
  • Communication of their own clinical reasoning, and applications of cultural responsiveness and ethically minded practice.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1assess patients and plan, develop and implement appropriate interventions
2critically appraise patient interactions and outcomes of interventions
3create and implement plans for intervention that take into consideration evidence, cultural responsiveness and ethical practice principles
4communicate professionally with patients and relevant others to deliver effective podiatric practice

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

  1. assess patients and plan, develop and implement appropriate interventions
  2. critically appraise patient interactions and outcomes of interventions
  3. create and implement plans for intervention that take into consideration evidence, cultural responsiveness and ethical practice principles
  4. communicate professionally with patients and relevant others to deliver effective podiatric practice

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly for 6 weeks)
Placement 96 hrs (Across the Term)
Assessment
Exam: practicalSR
PortfolioSR
Exam: practicalSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

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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