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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the Podiatry and Pedorthics professions, including the history, development, roles and responsibilities of each profession.  Students are introduced to the International Classification of Functioning framework and its relationship with mobility disorders.

Unit content

Topic 1:  History and evolution of the Podiatry and Pedorthic professions

Topic 2:  Roles of the Podiatrist and Pedorthist, case study analysis and development

Topic 3:  Development and maintenance of mobility across the lifespan

Topic 4:  Impact of mobility disorders within the International Classification of Functioning framework

Topic 5:  Disorders of gait and mobility

Topic 6:  Introduction to clinical placements

 

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the roles and responsibilities of Podiatrists/Pedorthists
2 develop a case study that examines the efficacy of Podiatric/Pedorthic interventions used in practice
3 identify and apply the dimensions of mobility and the nature of independent functioning across the lifespan
4 describe the general impact of gait and mobility disorders using the International Classification of Functioning framework
5 communicate at a basic level with professional colleagues in a workplace environment

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the roles and responsibilities of Podiatrists/Pedorthists
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. develop a case study that examines the efficacy of Podiatric/Pedorthic interventions used in practice
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. identify and apply the dimensions of mobility and the nature of independent functioning across the lifespan
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. describe the general impact of gait and mobility disorders using the International Classification of Functioning framework
    • GA4:
  5. communicate at a basic level with professional colleagues in a workplace environment
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.