SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B322753
Module Leader Lisa Newcombe
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Meeting University/programme requirements to proceed to level 2

Summary of Content

The content of this module is based on: -360b7 Musculoskeletal disease or injury resulting from the demands of gait and weightbearing and mechanical dysfunction b7 Alteration to gait and the impact it has on the development of structural and musculoskeletal abnormalities b7 A sound knowledge of normal gait, pathomechanics, aetiology, pathology and management Wound healing, classification and management of wounds


Ulcers: wound management, classification, aetiology and features of ulcers, uses of appropriate pharmacological preparations. Gait: joint and phasic muscle activity in abnormal gait, principles of examination and assessment of gait. Biomechanical dysfunction, including: spinal, pelvic and knee abnormailities, limb length discrepancies, genu valgum/varum, ankle equinus, rearfoot and forefoot varus/ valgus/ supinatus. Aetiology, pathology and management of lower limb and foot pathologies including: hallux abductovalgus and associated pathologies, plantar digital neuritis, osteoarthritis, osteochondrites, tendonitis, heel conditions, accessory bones.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module the student should be able to:1. Apply knowledge and understanding of core theory to underpin the clinical practice of podiatry2. Interpret physiological, medical and biomechanical data in the context of podiatry3. Engage in evidence-based practice, evaluating practice systematically4. Formulate specific and appropriate management plans including the setting of timescales5. Understand the requirement to adapt practice to meet the needs of different user groups distinguished by, for example, physical, psychological, environmental, cultural or socio-economic factors6. Apply podiatric theories to functional lower limb mechanical dysfunction7. Apply knowledge and understanding of healing and classification of wounds and ulcers 8. Apply the principles of management of moist wound healing and other pharmaceutical preparations

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Interactive lectures to establish theoretical framework E-Learning techniques Tutorials to clarify, reinforce and integrate knowledge and reflect Directed learning encouraging an attitude of enquiry with the ability to extract and interpret a variety of information from numerous sources Peer group teaching and learning Problem-based learning

Indicative Reading

Amendola, Annunziato, Alexander, I J et al (1996) Athletic injuries of the foot and ankle McGraw Blackwell Sci. Anthony R J (1991) The manufacture and use of the functional foot orthosis. Chitranjan S et al (1999) Disorders of the Heel, Rearfoot and Ankle 1st edition Churchill Livinstone. Donatelli, R (1995) The biomechanics of the foot and ankle. F A Davis Eaglstein W H, Falanga G (1994) Leg and foot ulcers: a clinician's guide Eustace S J et al (2006) Sports Injuries- Examination, imaging and management Churchill Livingstone Foster A, Edmonds M (2007) Colour Atlas of Foot and Ankle Disorders Churchill Livingstone Jahss M H (1991) Disorders of the foot: Medical and surgical management: 3 vols W B Saunders Joseph W S (2002) Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections Churchill Livingstone. Kerr A (2010) Introductory Biomechanics, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier Kirtley C (2006) Clinical Gait Analysis : Theory & Practice, Churchill Livingstone, New York ISBN 0-4431-0009-8 Levine, D, Richards J, Whittle MW (2012) Whittle's Gait Analysis, 5 th Edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier Lorimer et al (2010) Neale's disorders of the foot: Diagnosis and Management 8th edition Churchill Livingstone. Mandy A, McInnes J, Lucas K (2002) Psychosocial Approaches to Podiatry - A companion for practice Churchill Livingstone. Merriman L, (2008) Assessment of the Lower Limb 3RD edition Churchill Livingstone Palastanga N, Soames R (2012) Anatomy and Human Movement, 6 th Edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsivier Richards J (2008) Biomechanics in Clinic and Research Churchill Livingstone Valmassey R (1995) Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity Mosby Watkins J(2007)An introduction to Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Churchill Livingstone Journals: The Diabetic Foot, Journal of Wound Care, The Foot. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Oxford Journals Anthropology Today, Blackwell Science General Anthropology, Blackwell Science International Journal of Clinical Practice, Blackwell Science International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare Wound repair and regeneration, Blackwell Science Sports Biomechanics Taylor and Francis, Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Transferrable Skills

Communication skills - verbal and non-verbal, written, interview techniques, counselling skills. IT skills. Skills of reflection. Independent learning and study. Group learning. Problem-based learning.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 20.00
Lectures (FT) 66.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Practicals (FT) 10.00
Independent Learning (FT) 84.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 40.00 35% Essay (1500 words)
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 60.00 35% Summative (Unseen)