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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

PDT30005 Pedorthics Clinical Placement I AND PDT30003 Lower Limb Medicine II

Unit aim

Aims to build on previous experience and to provide students with continued supervised clinical experience in the highly specialised provision of pedorthic services to the general public. Within this supervised environment the student clinician will be responsible for advanced case planning and management.

Unit content

1. Clinical

  • To take a comprehensive, skilful and in-depth health history from a patient
  • To provide biomechanical assessments for severe medical conditions
  • To review and interpret medical reports, including radiology results
  • To provide advanced clinical assessments and treatment plan for the lower limb
  • To take a three-dimensional foot and ankle model (casting and scanning) for complex cases
  • To apply skills in the manufacture of pedorthic appliances
  • To provide complex client treatment, and review progress and make appropriate adjustments to the treatment
  • Overall, to demonstrate a professional level of clinical skills

2. Professional

  • To safely and competently determine the limitations of pedorthic practice
  • To demonstrate advanced professional competence, attitudes and standards appropriate for practice
  • To competently determine the appropriate point for referral to other health care professionals
  • To demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills, workplace professionalism and teamwork
  • To demonstrate professional, medico-legal and ethical principles pertaining to clinical practice
  • At all times to observe workplace health and safety regulations and infection control

3. Communication

  • To competently present oral and written case studies
  • To professionally communicate by written and oral means with clients, peers, staff and other health care professionals

4. Critical thinking

  • To critically review literature in pedorthics and related fields
  • To show evidence of critical reflection of approaches to pedorthic practice

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 Demonstrate advanced skills in working as a safe, competent pedorthic practitioner
2 Demonstrate a professional level of case management skills
3 Provide patient-centred pedorthic advice and appliances for complex cases
4 Display high standards of professional and ethical conduct
5 Communicate competently and professionally as a pedorthics practitioner
6 Critically review pedorthic practice

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

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