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RH5800 - Advanced Topics in Podiatric Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will extend students' theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in relation to advanced decision making in complex situations in podiatric practice. The subject aims to equip students with the skills and expertise to address complex acute and chronic foot health issues and collaborate with other health professionals in a range of health settings to achieve the best podiatric outcomes for patients. A range of topics will be presented across the age continuum including: assessment and management of high risk feet; foot health issues and diabetes and renal and other chronic diseases; education and training of other health professionals in relation to the high risk foot; care and management of complex wounds of the foot; oedema and peripheral vascular disease risk assessment; lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, assessment and management; and the development of prevention and self-management programs for individuals and groups.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate advanced skills to independently manage increasingly complex chronic foot health issues at the individual client and group level;
  • apply high level clinical skills to assess and manage musculoskeletal injuries and conditions of the foot and lower limb;
  • demonstrate advanced skills in the assessment of oedema and peripheral vascular disease risk and apply specialised knowledge of the management of complex wounds of the foot and lower limb;
  • demonstrate a high level ability to collaborate with other health professionals and provide education and training regarding the assessment and management of at risk and high risk feet in order to optimise podiatry outcomes for patients and groups.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (40%)
  • Case Study - (30%).


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Work-based learning activities, personal study hours, completion of online activities and assessment requirements
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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