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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Pre-requisites

Must have completed or be currently enrolled in PDT72001 - Lower Limb Assessment I

Unit aim

Introduces students to the basic physical sciences that are applicable to podiatric practice.

Unit content

  • Microbiology, histology and common pathogens
  • Causative micro-organisms in the infectious process
  • Immunity and immunology
  • An introduction to cutaneous foot disorders
  • Physics for the health sciences
  • Chemistry and biochemistry for the health sciences

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 knowledge of microbiology and histology as related to human illness and modern medicine Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
2 explain the clinical presentation of common podiatric cutaneous diseases Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 describe the classification and actions of microorganisms responsible for infection Knowledge of a discipline
4 interpret the clinical manifestation of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology) as related to podiatry practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
5 demonstrate knowledge of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of microbiology and histology as related to human illness and modern medicine
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. explain the clinical presentation of common podiatric cutaneous diseases
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. describe the classification and actions of microorganisms responsible for infection
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. interpret the clinical manifestation of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology) as related to podiatry practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate knowledge of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • This text is available through the SCU Library: Engelkirk, PG & Engelkirk, JD, 2011, Microbiology for the health sciences, 9th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. ISBN: 9781605476735 (pbk).
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.