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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 reflect on learning in the clinical environment and develop learning plans
2 demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills with diverse client groups
3 demonstrate competency and capability with clinical systems, procedures and medical records in podiatric practice
4 apply and practice within relevant legal and regulatory frameworks
5 perform physical examination and provide safe care to healthy clients

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

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

Prescribed texts

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