SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B226090
Module Leader Lisa Newcombe
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

This is a podiatric practice placement module of clinically based learning and teaching, aligned with the level 2 curriculum. In the clinical environment, students will continue their professional development of clinical competencies in podiatric practice, with continued completion of competency logs, to evidence this learning. These competencies include development of core clinical treatment skills, application and interpretation of evidence based assessment techniques, application and development of skills in communication and reflective practice, demonstration of infection control and health and safety measures in clinical setting and implementation of basic principles of patient management and care planning. Throughout this module, students will apply evidence-based theory into the clinical environment and develop skills in clinical reasoning for use in the diagnosis, assessment and management of a range of structural, functional and soft tissue podiatric conditions. The total clinical hours allocated to this module is 168.


Students will have access to applied clinical learning and experience aligned with the level 2 curriculum in a range of podiatric practice placements including: -284b7 Review clinics b7 Performance review clinics b7 Musculoskeletal clinics b7 Third sector placement, aligned with common good attributes Throughout these placements, clinical teaching will be aligned with level 2 studies with emphasis on: -284b7 Development of inter-professional and inter-personal communication skills; empathy/sympathy; confidentiality; consent;-6 compliance;-6 recording-6 and-6 communicating-6 medical-5 data-5 to-6 third-6 parties b7 Verbal and non- verbal communication skills to enhance history taking, information gathering, data recording and record-12 keeping. b7 Understanding the need to respect, and so far as possible uphold, the rights, dignity, values and autonomy of every service user including their role in the diagnostic and therapeutic process and in maintaining health and wellbeing b7 Further enhancing their knowledge, understanding and application of decontamination and-20 handwashing b7 Safely-4 use-4 a-4 range-4 of-4 practical-4 clinical-4 skills-4 and-4 techniques-4 within-4 a-4 clinical-4 setting b7 Applying-4 current-5 infection-4 control-5 and-5 health-4 and-5 safety-5 principles-4 within-5 the-5 clinical-5 environment b7 Developing clinical reasoning skills to establish a diagnosis-22 framework b7 Undertaking clinical assessment, investigation and management of patients with a range of podiatric conditions, aligned with level 2 studies b7 Undertaking and recording a thorough, sensitive and detailed assessment, using appropriate b7 techniques, equipment, local protocols and evidence-based guidelines, in the clinical setting. b7 Conducting and/or arranging appropriate diagnostic investigations inclusive of imaging, neurological, vascular, dermatological and musculoskeletal assessments in the clinical setting. b7 Recognising the need to plan, negotiate and deliver podiatric-1 care b7 Discussing appropriate aetiologies, pathologies/pathomechanics, clinical presentations and management strategies of a variety of podiatric conditions, aligned with level 2 studies b7 Discussing appropriate aetiologies and pathologies of relevant medical conditions, and their impact on the risk and management of the lower limb and-18 foot b7 Being able to effectively prescribe, manufacture and evaluate a range of modified insoles and orthotics. b7 Developing time management skills in clinical practice b7 Reflecting on clinical practice (embedded in evidence log)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Apply communication skills in the clinical environment to effectively obtain and present a current, relevant and accurate medical history. 2. Apply clinical reasoning, knowledge and skill to the selection, application and interpretation of clinical assessment techniques, using evidence-based guidelines and local protocols, within the clinical environment.3. Apply theoretical knowledge, aligned with level 2 studies, to the clinical setting for use in the identification, diagnosis and management of a range of podiatric conditions.4. Demonstrate safe practice in identifying, assessing and managing basic risk factors using evidence-based guidelines and local protocols.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-284b7 Work-based practical learning in the clinical environment where students will work directly with patients in a range of clinics to apply theory and develop clinical knowledge and skills, aligned with level 2 studies b7 All students will complete a competency log of evidence to demonstrate clinical experience and continued professional/personal development of clinical knowledge and skills. b7 Competency logs will be completed regularly as student progresses throughout this module and beyond into levels 3 and 4. b7 Structured and student-led practical tutorials with applied clinical, group and problem-based learning to reinforce, integrate and apply knowledge and experience b7 Demonstrations to promote the development of clinical skill and techniques b7 Formative assessment (in clinical environment and directed learning) b7 Online learning and use of IT to process and obtain clinical data b7 Independent & directed learning -283 o Students must engage with the level 2 curriculum and apply a working knowledge of theory into the clinical setting on a continual weekly basis. o This includes maintenance of knowledge and skills from level 1 studies for application into clinic. o Student-led practice of assessment techniques o Student-led presentations o Directed reading & tasks

Indicative Reading

Key Indicative Reading -284b7 FROWEN, P., O'DONNELL, M., LORIMER, D. L., BURROW, J. G., 2010. Neale's Disorders of the Foot. 8th edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone b7 FROWEN, P., O'DONNELL, M., LORIMER, D. L., BURROW, J. G., 2010. Neale's Disorders of the Foot Clinical Companion. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. b7 GOSLING, J. A. 2008. Human Anatomy: Color Atlas and Textbook. 5th edition. Mosby. b7 THOMSON, C, E., GIBSON, J, N, A., 2009. 50+ Foot Challenges: Assessment and Evidence-Based Management. 2nd Edition. New York, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone /Elsevier b7 YATES, B. & MERRIMAN, L, M., 2009. Merriman's Assessment of the Lower limb. 3rd Edition. New York, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone /Elsevier Further Indicative Reading -284b7 ANTHONY, R, J. 1991. The manufacture and use of the functional foot orthosis. Basel: Karger. b7 EUSTACE, S, J. et al. 2006. Sports Injuries - Examination, imaging and management. Churchill Livingstone. b7 FOSTER, A., EDMONDS, M,.2007. Colour Atlas of Foot and Ankle Disorders. Churchill Livingstone b7 HELLIWELL, P., WOODBURN, J., REDMOND, A., TURNER, D., DAVYS, H., 2007. The Foot and Ankle in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Comprehensive Guide. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier b7 HUNTER-6 S,-6 DOLAND,-6 M,-6 G.,-6 DAVIS,-6 J, M.-6 1995.-6 Foot-6 orthotics-6 in-6 therapy-6 and-6 sport.-7 Human-6 Kinetics.-6 b7 JAHSS, M,-5 H.-5 1991.-5 Disorders-5 of-5 the-5 foot:-6 Medical-5 and-5 surgical-5 management:-5 3-5 volumes. Saunders b7 KIRTLEY, C. 2006. Clinical Gait Analysis: theory & practice, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. b7 LEVINE, D., RICHARDS J., WHITTLE, M, W. 2012. Whittle's Gait Analysis. 5th Edition Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier b7 MANDY, A., LUCAS, K., MCINNES, J. 2003. Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry: a Companion for Practice. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone b7 RANAWAT, C, S., POSITANO, R, G. 1999. Disorders of the heel, rearfoot and ankle. New York: Churchill Livingstone b7 RICHARDS, J. 2008. Biomechanics in Clinic and Research. Churchill Livingstone b7 RICHARDS, J. 2018. The Comprehensive Textbook of Clinical Biomechanics. 2nd edition. b7 TURNER W, MERRIMAN L, M. 2005. Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone b7 WATKINS, J. 2009. The Pocket Podiatry Guide: Functional Anatomy. Churchill Livingstone /Elsevier b7 WILLIAMS, A. & NESTER, C., 2010. The Pocket Podiatry Guide: Footwear and Foot Orthoses. New York: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier b7 VALMASSEY, R. 1996. Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity. Mosby Journals & Useful Websites -284b7 Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (JFAR) b7 The Foot b7 Foot & Ankle International b7 British Medical Journal (BMJ) b7 Arthritis Care & Research b7 Journal of Rheumatology b7 <https://cop.org.uk/> b7 Health and Care Professions Council, Standards of Proficiency for Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2018: <https://www.hcpc-uk.org/standards/standards-of-proficiency/chiropodists-podiatrists/> b7 Health and Care Professions Council, Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics 2018: <https://www.hcpc-uk.org/standards/standards-of-conduct-performance-and-ethics/>

Transferrable Skills

Clinical skills - assessment techniques, technical treatment skills, clinical reasoning skills Generic skills - communication, presentation skills, teamwork, ethics, learning to learn, self-motivation, problem solving Employability skills - working with others, prioritisation, time management, reflection on practice, personal development and action planning. Digital capabilities - ICT proficiency, information literacy, media literacy, digital creation, digital research and problem solving, digital communication & participation, digital learning, digital identity management

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 34.00
Practicals (FT) 144.00
Assessment (FT) 10.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 01 1.00 30.00 40% Exam - LO2
Exam (Dept) 02 2.00 70.00 40% Exam - LO1, LO3, LO4