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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Enables students to demonstrate clinical reasoning and reflective practice at an advanced and complex level.

Students undertake learning experiences to consolidate and further develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills. 

Unit content

Students will apply the skills and knowledge acquired throughout their degree whilst undertaking professional experience placements in urban, regional, rural or remote settings. Students complete a 400 hour advanced fieldwork placement under the supervision of one or more podiatry clinicians. 

Students will undertake self reflection and independent professional development in line with their learning goals for the unit.

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

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

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