Introduces students to the basic physical sciences that are applicable to podiatric practice, including biochemistry, physics and microbiology.
Topic 1: Microbiology and common pathogens
Topic 2: Causative micro-organisms in the infectious process
Topic 3: Immunity and immunology
Topic 4: Physics for the health sciences
Topic 5: Chemistry for the health sciences
Topic 6: Biochemistry for the health sciences
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate and understanding of microbiology as related to human illness and modern medicine||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||describe the classification of microorganisms responsible for infection||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||define the nature of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology)||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- This text is available through the SCU Library: Engelkirk, PG & Engelkirk, JD, 2011, Microbiology for the health sciences, 9th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , Philadelphia. ISBN: 9781605476735 (pbk.).
- This text is available through the SCU Library: Valmassy, RL, 1996, Clinical biomechanics of the lower extremities, Mosby, St Louis. ISBN: 0801679869.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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