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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

  • Practicing 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
  • Engaging in reflection on learning in the clinical setting

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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 reflect on learning in the clinical environment and develop learning plans Ethical practice Lifelong learning
2 demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills with diverse client groups Cultural competence
3 demonstrate competency and capability with clinical systems, procedures and medical records in podiatric practice Ethical practice
4 apply and practice within relevant legal and regulatory frameworks Ethical practice
5 perform physical examination and provide safe care to healthy clients Ethical practice

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

  1. reflect on learning in the clinical environment and develop learning plans
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills with diverse client groups
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate competency and capability with clinical systems, procedures and medical records in podiatric practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. apply and practice within relevant legal and regulatory frameworks
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. perform physical examination and provide safe care to healthy clients
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

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