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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast

Unit description

Students complete 200 hours of work integrated learning under the supervision of one or more podiatry clinicians in this final external work integrated learning unit.  Students will apply the skills and knowledge acquired throughout their degree whilst undertaking professional experience placements in urban, regional, rural or remote settings.

Unit content

This capstone unit addresses professional capabilities within the following domains set out by the Podiatry Board:

  • Domain 1: Podiatrist
  • Domain 2: Professional and ethical practitioner
  • Domain 3: Communicator and collaborator
  • Domain 4: Lifelong learner
  • Domain 5: Quality and risk manager

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 at an advanced level
2demonstrate high standards of professional, safe, and ethical practice and clinical reasoning
3develop and conduct effective interventions at an advanced level
4create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentation
5demonstrate ability to participate at an advanced professional level in activities and duties relevant to a centre/service
6demonstrate and practice a high level of initiative, reflective practice and self-direction consistent with a beginning podiatry practitioner

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

  1. conduct and interpret podiatric assessments at an advanced level
  2. demonstrate high standards of professional, safe, and ethical practice and clinical reasoning
  3. develop and conduct effective interventions at an advanced level
  4. create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentation
  5. demonstrate ability to participate at an advanced professional level in activities and duties relevant to a centre/service
  6. demonstrate and practice a high level of initiative, reflective practice and self-direction consistent with a beginning podiatry practitioner

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
Placement 200 hrs (Across the Term)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Exam: vivaSR
Professional development logSR
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

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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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