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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate knowledge of microbiology and histology as related to human illness and modern medicine
2explain the clinical presentation of common podiatric cutaneous diseases
3describe the classification and actions of microorganisms responsible for infection
4interpret the clinical manifestation of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology) as related to podiatry practice
5demonstrate knowledge of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry.

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.

Prescribed texts

  • 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).
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Exam: take home40%
Presentation40%
Notice

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