SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code M3B122239
Module Leader Mandy Abbott
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • A (September start)

Summary of Content

Podiatric Clinical Practice


Clinical Communication and Clinical Dynamics Working with Paeds - Children with Special Needs Challenging Clinical Encounters Introduction to Casted Functional Foot Orthoses - Casting Techniques Factors that predict the orthotic prescription Construction of a functional foot orthotic

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:Key learning Area 1 – Podiatric Clinical Practice1. Be competent and safe in a range of manual clinical skills to treat multiple clients.Enabling outcomes:You should be able to:a. Apply infection control guidelines as described in the National Infection ControlGuidelines for Podiatrists to clinical practice.b. Use a range of instruments common to podiatry practice including nail clippers,Black’s file, rasp, nail drill and scalpel.c. Use equipment to perform standard assessments including vascular, neurologicaland musculoskeletal assessments.d. Apply padding and strapping to achieve required clinical outcomes for a givenpatient.e. Work independently to perform a range of manual skills for a given client.2. Select and justify choice of assessment techniques for a given patientEnabling outcomes:a. Interview the client to collect information relating to your client’s foot healthissue/s and status.b. Justify the types of questions asked of the patient regarding their presentingcomplaint.c. Identify and justify required standard assessments and other diagnosticevaluations to inform the clinical decision-making process.d. Work independently to perform a range of assessments for a given client.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module is delivered at La Trobe University and is accessed by Year 3 outward exchange students from the BSc (Hons) Podiatry programme and has been put on ISIS for the purpose of recording the module marks for presentation to the Assessment Board.

Indicative Reading

Forrester, K & Griffiths D 2010, Essentials of Law for Health Professionals, (3rd ed). Elsevier Australia, Australia Higgs, J., Ajjawi, R., McAlister, L., Trede, F., & Loftus, S. (Eds.). (2008). Communicating in the health sciences (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. Merriman, L & Turner, W.A. (Eds.). 2002. Assessment of the Lower Limb (2nd ed). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. Michaud, T 1997, Foot orthoses and other forms of conservative foot care (revised edition), Massachusetts. Turner, W.A. & Merriman, L. (Eds.). 2005. Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot (2nd ed). Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. Yates, B. (Ed). 2009, Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb (3rd ed). Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Edinburgh. Articles: http://www.grief.org.au/grief_and_bereavement_support/bereavement_support_informatio http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/179_06_150903/mad10520_fm.html http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/316/7129/456. http://grieflink.org.au/?page_id=5

Transferrable Skills

Communication Asking questions

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 30.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Practicals (FT) 90.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 40% This entry is a means of recording the overall mark achieved for the module - delivered at La Trobe University and overall results provided on the student's transcript.