SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B322756
Module Leader Mandy Abbott
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Meeting University/Programme requirements for entry to level 3

Summary of Content

This module considers specific aspects of podiatric practice relating to: -360 - sports injuries affecting the lower limb and foot -360 - podopaediatrics - management of the foot and lower limb compromised by medical disorders - multidisciplinary rehabilitation of patients - health promotion activity related to all of the above


Podopaediatrics - normal and abnormal development of the child with particular reference to the lower limb, pelvis and spine. Biomechanical issues in the development of the lower limb including genetic, hormonal and general medical factors. Podiatric management strategies. Pertinent health promotion strategies. Inter-professional approach to management. Current concepts in biomechanics. Sports and activity injuries - pathologies of the lower limb attributed to sport and activity. Malfunction of the foot. The clinical and research applications and appraisal of movement analysis systems. Gait and movement analysis - clinical application and technological innovations. Implementation of local and national guidelines for specified conditions. The podiatric management of the compromised foot related to specific medical conditions. The means by which principles and components of Clinical Governance shape the development and delivery of Clinical Podiatry within Health and Social Care Environments.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Explain and apply the theoretical concepts which underpin diagnostic and management strategies for neurological, vascular and musculoskeletal disorders affecting the lower limb and foot2. Recognise the influence of genetic, hormonal, developmental, neuro-muscular, relevant medical and surgical disorders to posture and function in the child3. Apply knowledge of normal child development to provide therapeutic care and clinical management4. Understand the implications of specific medical conditions negatively influencing the effective ambulation of patients5. Have an awareness of the psycho-social issues confronting patient groups when dealing with specific medical conditions

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Interactive lectures to establish theoretical framework, supported with appropriate eLearning material via the virtual learning environment. Tutorials to clarify, reinforce and integrate knowledge and reflect on learning. Directed learning encouraging an attitude of enquiry with the ability to extract and interpret a variety of information from numerous sources. Enhancement of communication skills through: -360 - Group teaching and learning -360 - Problem-based learning. - Seminars and practical sessions on the use of a selection of movement analysis systems

Indicative Reading

Brukner, P. Khan, K. (2009) Clinical Sports Medicine. McGraw-Hill: Australia Frowen, P. et al. (2010) Neale's Disorders of the Foot (8th Ed), Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh Frowen, P. et al. (2010) Neale's Disorders of the Foot Clinical Companion, Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh HelliwellP et al(2007)Foot and Ankle in Rheumatoid Arthritis Churchill Livingstone Hurwitz, S.R. & Parekh, S. G. (2012) Musculoskeletal Examination of the Foot and Ankle. Slack: USA Kerr, A (2010) Introductory Biomechanics. Churchill and Livingstone Kirby K (1997) Foot and Lower Extremity Biomechanics. Precision Intricast, Inc Kirby K (2002) Foot and Lower Extremity Biomechanics II. Precision Intricast, Inc. Kirby K (2008) Foot and Lower Extremity Biomechanics III. Precision Intricast, Inc. Kumar, P. & Clark, M. (2012) Kumar and Clarks Clinical Medicine. Elsevier: Spain Mandy, A. et al. (2009) Podiatry: a Psychosocial Approach, John Wiley & Sons: Chichester Menz, H.B. (2008) Foot Problems in Older People: Assessment and Management, Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh Michaud, T. C. (2011) Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait- Related Disorders. Newton Biomechanics: Massachusetts USA Mooney, J. (2009) Illustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science, Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh Ousey, K. & McIntosh, C. (Eds) Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem-Based Learning Approach, John Wiley & Sons: Chichester Richards, J. (2008) Biomechanics in Clinic and Research. Churchill Livingstone Turner W. & Merriman L (2005) Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot (2nd Ed), Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh Thomson, C.E. & Gibson, A. (2009) 50+ Foot Challenges: Assessment and Management (2nd Ed) Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh Tyrell, W. & Carter, G. (2008) Therapeutic Footwear: a Comprehensive Guide, Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh Williams, A.E. et al.(2010) Pocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot Orthoses, Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh Yates, B (2012) Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb (3 rd Ed), Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh Whittle, M.(2012) Whittle's Gait Analysis (5 th edition). Churchill and Livingstone: The Foot and Ankle; Journal of Biomechanics; Gait and Posture; Journal of Vascular Surgery, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Journal of Neurology; Research in Radiography; Journal of Neurological Rehabilitation; The Foot; The Diabetic Foot; Journal of Wound Care http//www.feetforlife.org

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
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Lectures (FT) 44.00
Independent Learning (FT) 114.00
Tutorials (FT) 22.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 60.00 35% Summative (Unseen)
Exam (Exams Office) 1.00 40.00 35% Summative (Unseen)