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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Students are introduced to the podiatry profession in a clinical setting and the associated roles and responsibilities of patient care. 

Unit content

  • Practising within a clinical setting
  • Application of legal and regulatory frameworks pertaining to infection control
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Communication, referral and medical record keeping
  • Conducting a podiatry consultation

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 reflect on professional practice
2 demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills with diverse client groups
3 apply clinical systems, procedures and medical records in podiatric practice
4 practice within legal and regulatory frameworks
5 perform physical examination and provide safe care to healthy clients

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

  1. reflect on professional practice
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills with diverse client groups
    • GA7:
  3. apply clinical systems, procedures and medical records in podiatric practice
    • GA3:
  4. practice within legal and regulatory frameworks
    • GA3:
  5. perform physical examination and provide safe care to healthy clients
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

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