Back to unit search

Unit of Study PODR2008 Management and Treatment of the High Risk Foot (2023)

Future students:
T: 1800 626 481
E: Email your enquiry here

Current students:
Contact: Faculty of Health

Students studying at an education collaboration:
Please contact your relevant institution

Show me unit information for year

View previous years of our units

Unit Snapshot

  • Unit type

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points


  • Faculty & College

  • Placement


  • Enrolment information

    Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.

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:

critically appraise the evidence pertaining to the assessment and management of the high-risk foot

assess foot complication risk in at-risk populations

assess the clinical presentation of the acute and chronic high-risk foot

apply practical skills to assess, prevent and treat the high-risk foot

safely and appropriately manage acute foot wounds and those in remission

demonstrate competence in a clinical multi-disciplinary high-risk foot setting

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 5 hours (6 weeks)
Laboratory 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hours (6 weeks)
Placement 48 hours (Across the Term)
Viva voce50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Enclosed footwear is required for teaching activities held in laboratory spaces.

    Clinic uniform must be worn during all placement activities. Please see clinic manual for further information.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full-fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees.

Find out more


Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

Find out more