Introduces students to the basic physical sciences that are applicable to podiatric practice.
- Microbiology, histology and common pathogens
- Causative micro-organisms in the infectious process
- Immunity and immunology
- An introduction to cutaneous foot disorders
- Physics for the health sciences
- Chemistry and 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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of microbiology and histology as related to human illness and modern medicine|
|2||explain the clinical presentation of common podiatric cutaneous diseases|
|3||describe the classification and actions of microorganisms responsible for infection|
|4||interpret the clinical manifestation of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology) as related to podiatry practice|
|5||demonstrate knowledge of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of microbiology and histology as related to human illness and modern medicine
- explain the clinical presentation of common podiatric cutaneous diseases
- describe the classification and actions of microorganisms responsible for infection
- interpret the clinical manifestation of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology) as related to podiatry practice
- demonstrate knowledge of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- 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).
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
Teaching and assessment
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