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Unit description

Introduces students to the basic physical sciences that are applicable to podiatric practice.

Unit content

  • 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

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate knowledge of microbiology and histology as related to human illness and modern medicineIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2explain the clinical presentation of common podiatric cutaneous diseasesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3describe the classification and actions of microorganisms responsible for infectionKnowledge of a discipline
4interpret the clinical manifestation of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology) as related to podiatry practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5demonstrate knowledge of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong 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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. explain the clinical presentation of common podiatric cutaneous diseases
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. describe the classification and actions of microorganisms responsible for infection
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. interpret the clinical manifestation of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology) as related to podiatry practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate knowledge of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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