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Gold Coast

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Builds on student’s knowledge of lower limb neurovascular disease and pathomechanics. Students learn about assessment and treatment of the at-risk foot including wound management. Includes engagement with case-based scenarios and placement experiences.

Unit content

  • Epidemiology and socioeconomic burden of the at risk foot
  • Underlying pathologies of the at risk foot
  • Assessment and risk stratification of the lower limb
  • Wound prevention and management
  • Biomechanics and offloading of the at risk foot
  • Interprofessional skills in the prevention and management of the at risk foot

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 critically appraise the evidence pertaining to the assessment and management of the high-risk foot Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
2 assess foot complication risk in at-risk populations Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 assess the clinical presentation of the acute and chronic high-risk foot Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
4 apply practical skills to assess, prevent and treat the high-risk foot Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
5 safely and appropriately manage acute foot wounds and those in remission Knowledge of a discipline
6 demonstrate competence in a clinical multi-disciplinary high-risk foot setting Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. critically appraise the evidence pertaining to the assessment and management of the high-risk foot
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. assess foot complication risk in at-risk populations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. assess the clinical presentation of the acute and chronic high-risk foot
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. apply practical skills to assess, prevent and treat the high-risk foot
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. safely and appropriately manage acute foot wounds and those in remission
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. demonstrate competence in a clinical multi-disciplinary high-risk foot setting
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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