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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

HLT83005 - Diagnostic Intake Clinic: Advanced and Interdisciplinary Practice (Internal)

Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to complete a 10 week (400 hr) advanced fieldwork placement under the supervision of one or more podiatry clinicians. Students undertake learning experiences to consolidate and further develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills. The unit enables students to demonstrate clinical reasoning and reflective practice at an advanced and complex level.

Unit content

Field work placement in an urban, regional, rural or remote setting - 10 weeks (400 hours). Fieldwork activities will include a weekly case conference with the clinical supervisor/s.  Students will further develop their portfolio.

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 high standards of professional and ethical practice and clinical reasoning
2 conduct relevant podiatric assessments at an advanced level
3 develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care and case management
4 create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentation
5 participate at an advanced professional level in activities and duties relevant to a centre/service
6 demonstrate and practice a high level of initiative and self-direction consistent with a beginning podiatry practitioner

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

  1. demonstrate high standards of professional and ethical practice and clinical reasoning
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  2. conduct relevant podiatric assessments at an advanced level
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care and case management
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentation
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. participate at an advanced professional level in activities and duties relevant to a centre/service
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  6. demonstrate and practice a high level of initiative and self-direction consistent with a beginning podiatry practitioner
    • GA2:
    • GA3: