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Faculty & College
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 www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements 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.
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:
demonstrate developing skills required to work as a safe, competent pedorthic practitioner
demonstrate case management skills - assessment, planning, therapeutic intervention and evaluation
provide person centred pedorthic advice and appliances at a beginning level
discuss professional boundaries of practice, including ethics
communicate competently by written and oral means with clients, peers, staff, and other health care professionals
evaluate and critique the evidence for pedorthic practice
identify hazards and develop safe work procedures with the pedorthic environment
Teaching and assessment
Prescribed learning resources
- Alexander, I, 1990, The foot: examination and diagnosis, Churchill Livingstone.
- Baumgartner, R, Moller, M & Stinus, H, 2016, Pedorthics: Foot disorders, foot orthoses, footwear, C. Maurer, Germany.
Personal protective equipment as appropriate and indicated by the facility/site to be worn.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.
Commonwealth Supported courses
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