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Unit of Study PODR2009 Foot and Ankle Surgery (2024)

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    Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

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:

classify and critique common foot and ankle procedures and associated evidence base

describe the issues pertaining to patient selection for surgery

implement knowledge of theatre protocol and sterilisation through practical applications

critique pre/peri and post-operative care of the patient undergoing foot surgery

evaluate and communicate the medico-legal requirements of surgical intervention

apply knowledge of foot and ankle anatomy in relation to surgical decision making

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 4 hours (6 weeks)
Laboratory 2 hour (3 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hour (3 weeks)
Clinical skills20%

Prescribed learning resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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