SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B226088
Module Leader Allan Thomson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Fundamentals of Human Physiology

Summary of Content

This-2 module will provide students with the general underpinning-1 of pathology-2 and general medical-3 pathologies which is a requirement-2 for-1 podiatric practice. The student will be provided with the theoretical knowledge for-1 the development-2 of clinical practice including-1 understanding-1 of the aetiology, clinical presentation, pathology-2 and management-2 of disorders relevant to-1 podiatric practice.


-142-46 The student will be introduced to the wide ranging-1 concepts of-2 medicine including-1 clinical manifestation,-4 pathology, diagnosis and-1 m anagement-2 of disorders of the body-5 systems including: -142-46 - Cardiovascular -142-46 - Respiratory - Alimentary - Genitourinary - Central Nervous - Endocrine - Locomotor/Musculoskeletal - Integumentary - Immunity-2 and infection - Paediatrics -1 - Geriatrics - Mental Health -142-46 Relevance of medical-3 history-2 and physical examination-1 to-1 podiatric-2 practice. -142-46 -46 Psychosocial aspects-2 of medicine and communication strategies required in dealing-1 with patients with a variety-2 of conditions/illnesses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon succesful completion of this module the student should be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of medical conditions and their pathophysiology.2. Recognize the importance and significance of medical information in the management of podiatric practice3. Describe the role of the podiatrist in the multi-disciplinary management of patients with specific medical conditions.4. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of relevant psychosocial aspects of health related to medical conditions encountered in podiatry practice.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Interactive lectures to establish theoretical framework, supported with appropriate e-Learning material. Tutorials to-1 clarify, reinforce and integrate knowledge and encourage-1 reflection.-2 Directed learning encouraging an attitude of enquiry with the ability to extract and interpret-2 a variety-2 of information-1 from-1 numerous sources. IT teaching-1 packages. Practical-10 sessions-12 to-11 integrate-11 and-11 apply-12 theoretical-10 knowledge-9 to-11 the-11 living-11 subject-9 and-11 to enhance communication skills. Enhancement of communication-1 skills through: -128 - Group teaching-1 and-1 learning -128 - Problem-based learning - Inter-professional learning - Patient based-1 tutorials Case studies to ensure-1 theoretical knowledge is applied-1 practically.

Indicative Reading

-142b7 Porth, C.M (2005) Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health, 7 th edition. Lipincott, Williams and Wilkins b7 Nowak, T.J. and Handford A.G., (1999) Essentials of pathophysiology-5 2 nd edition. WLC/McGraw Hill b7 Levy, D. (2018) Practical diabetes care / . Fourth edition. Hoboken, NJ?:,-3 John Wiley&-2 Sons, Inc.,. b7 Kumar, P.J. &-2 Clark, M.L. (2017) Kumar &-7 Clark's clinical medicine / . Ninth edition. Edinburgh?:, Elsevier,. b7 Mandy, A., Lucas, K. & Lucas, J. (2009) Podiatry case-based psychology / . Oxford?:, Wiley-Blackwell. b7 Levy, D. (2011) Practical diabetes care . Third Edition. Chichester, West Sussex?:, John-3 Wiley-5 &-2 Sons. b7 Neale, D. & Frowen, P. (2010) Neale's disorders of the foot. 8th ed. Edinburgh?:, Churchill Livingstone. b7 Foster, A.V.M. &-2 Edmonds, M.E. (2011) Diabetic foot care?: case studies in clinical management / . Chichester, UK?:, Wiley. b7 Blann, A. (2013) Routine blood results explained / . 3rd ed. Cumbria?:, M&K Pub.,. b7 Bilous, R. &-2 Donnelly, R. (2010) Handbook of diabetes / . 4th ed. Wiley-3 Blackwell. b7 Yates, B. (2009) Merriman's assessment of the lower limb. 3rd ed. Edinburgh?; Churchill Livingstone. b7 Westcott, -3 L. (2005) Workers in health and social care?: an introduction for allied health professionals / edited by Teena J. Clouston, Lyn Westcott?; foreword by Annie Turner and Nigel Palastanga. Edinburgh?;, Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. b7 Dawber, R. &-2 Turner, W. (2002) Text atlas of podiatric dermatology. Martin Dunitz. b7 Helliwell, P. (2007) The foot and ankle in rheumatoid arthritis?: a comprehensive guide / Philip Helliwell,-3 James Woodburn, Anthony Redmond, Deborah Turner, Heidi Davys. Edinburgh?:, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. b7 Frowen, P. (2010) Neale's disorders of the foot clinical companion. Edinburgh?;, Churchill Livingstone. b7 Cummings, M.H. (2012) Diabetes?: chronic complications / edited by Kenneth M. Shaw, Michael H. Cummings. 3rd ed. Chichester, West Sussex, UK?:, John-3 Wiley-5 & Sons. b7 Pfeifer, M.A. (2001) Levin and O'Neal's the diabetic foot / edited by John H. Bowker, Michael A. Pfeifer. 6th ed. St. Louis?:, Mosby. b7 Cummings, M.H. (2012) Diabetes [electronic resource]?: chronic complications / edited by Kenneth M. Shaw, Michael H. Cummings. 3rd ed. Chichester, West Sussex, UK?:, John Wiley-5 &-2 Sons. b7 Dawber, R. &-2 Turner, W. (2001) Text atlas of podiatric dermatology [electronic resource] / Rodney Dawber, Ivan Bristow and Warren Turner. London?:, Martin Dunitz.

Transferrable Skills

-273-1 - Independent -1 study-2 -1 skills -146 - Self-motivated -1 learning -146 - Observational -1 skills - Communication -1 skills; -1 verbal and-1 non --1 verbal, -1 written, -1 interview-3 -1 techniques, -1 counselling skills and -1 IT -1 skills. -146 - Skills of -1 reflection -2 and -1 clinical -1 reasoning -146 - Group -1 learning - Problem -1 based -1 learning.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Independent Learning (FT) 116.00
Tutorials (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 40.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 02 2.00 75.00 35% Summative (Unseen) L1, L2 & L3
Course Work 01 n/a 25.00 35% Group Presentation L4