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MO1018 - Care for High Risk Feet

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions; Podiatry.

This module focuses on application of participants' clinical knowledge and skills in podiatry to rural and remote service settings. Participants examine prevention, self-management, assessment and interventions for individual consumers with complex foot health issues including wound management. Participants also examine clinical service delivery and management systems in rural settings and strategies to address community service needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate generalist knowledge of high-risk foot conditions encountered in a rural/remote context, together with appropriate assessment and intervention principles to diverse audiences;
  • Identify services, networks and pathways to external and/or specialist services in your local area regarding care of the high-risk foot, including prevention strategies;
  • Develop evidence-based intervention plans, including self-management strategies for consumers with complex foot health issues, living in rural/remote contexts, incorporating local services and networks.
Prerequisites: Participants are responsible for ensuring they are practicing in accordance with the regulatory instruments of their specific allied health profession, within their own personal scope of practice and experience level and in accordance with the policies of their employer. This module requires access to a patient or consumer with a high-risk foot with established ulceration and at least one wound on the plantar surface of the foot, so as to demonstrate achievement of module outcomes in the appropriate clinical context.


Study Period 15, External
Census Date 17-Jun-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Mr Damien Clark.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activites
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assessments 1) high risk foot presentation (must pass). 2) management plan report (must pass).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.