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Gold Coast

Unit description

Students work collaboratively with patients and others to review and enhance evidence-based 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 monitor safe workplace practices to protect and enhance safety.

Unit content

Theory

  • Advanced prescribing principles
  • Advanced communication and reporting
  • Applying clinical reasoning patterns to enhance patient care

 

Practicum

Working independently with oversight, to provide a full range of podiatric assessments, interventions and evaluations.

  • Monitoring and review of patient care to enhance outcomes and meet patient goals
  • Identifying and applying effective interdisciplinary practice principles, including leadership, peer mentoring and communication practice.
  • Communication and evaluation of clinical reasoning, and applications of cultural responsiveness and ethically minded practice.
  • Engaging in peer reviews and quality assurance practices.

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:
1conduct and interpret podiatric assessments
2provide safe person-centred care
3use evidence-based practice and inter-professional consultation to further inform clinical decisions around differential diagnosis and recommendations
4translate knowledge and skills into interprofessional learning and practice
5demonstrate advanced problem solving, communication and presentation skills

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

  1. conduct and interpret podiatric assessments
  2. provide safe person-centred care
  3. use evidence-based practice and inter-professional consultation to further inform clinical decisions around differential diagnosis and recommendations
  4. translate knowledge and skills into interprofessional learning and practice
  5. demonstrate advanced problem solving, communication and presentation skills

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Students must wear their SCU uniform during clinic hours. Students must bring their own instrumentation to all clinical placement

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 5 hrs x 3 days (1 Week)
Placement 120 hrs (Across the Term)
Assessment
Exam: vivaSR
PortfolioSR
Exam: vivaSR
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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