SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B326100
Module Leader Debbie Wilson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

The purpose of this module is to evaluate the evidence base around the major medical conditions resulting in the development and progression of complications of the high risk foot and limb. It will define risk and differentiate pathologies and how these contribute to injury and disability. It will consider the role of the podiatrist within a variety of multidisciplinary models of high risk foot healthcare. Through case based approaches, the formulation of effective patient-specific treatment and prevention strategies will be discussed. The module will also consider regional and global models of health care provision, guidelines and their evidence base.


-142b7 With respect to the high risk foot and limb: - Epidemiology, aetiology, classification and patho-physiological processes - History taking, diagnosis, treatment and management strategies. -142b7 Associated medical, laboratory, radiological and surgical stratagems. b7 Interpretation of relevant assessment techniques of the high risk foot including structural, vascular and neurological assessment. b7 Wound management: - Aetiology, pathology, assessment frameworks, diagnosis and management strategies. - Multidisciplinary and inter-professional approaches of care including the patient perspective and relevant health promotion strategies. -142b7 The global impact of complications of the high risk foot and limb and models of care. b7 International variations in Podiatric provision.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Differentiate wound types and discuss their management.2. Analyse and appraise condition specific aetiological and pathophysiological processes resulting in the high risk foot. 3. Analyse and appraise local, national and international evidence-base to inform assessment, diagnosis, management and monitoring plans. 4. Evaluate international approaches to healthcare policy and provision with respect to the high risk foot and the role of the podiatrist.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-142b7 A student-centred and problem solving approach will be adopted throughout the module. -142b7 Interactive lectures to establish theoretical framework, supported with appropriate eLearning material via the virtual learning environment. b7 Key note lectures b7 Tutorials and practical laboratory sessions including interactive simulation scenarios to enhance application of theoretical knowledge to clinical cases. b7 Reflection on learning. b7 Directed reading b7 Independent learning to encourage attitude of enquiry with the ability to extract and interpret a variety of information from numerous sources. b7 Enhancement of communication skills through: -142 - Small group teaching and learning -142 - Active and Problem-based learning strategies - Patient-based tutorials - case studies to ensure theoretical knowledge is applied practically -142b7 Formative assessment will take place during the course of the module.

Indicative Reading

Books: BILOUS, R. & DONNELLY, R., 2010. Handbook of diabetes. 4th ed.Wiley Blackwell. CLEMENT, D.L. & SHEPHERD, J.T., 1993. Vascular diseases in the limbs : mechanisms and principles of treatment. St. Louis: Mosby Year Book. DEALEY, C. & CAMERON, J., 2008. Wound management. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. HELLIWELL, P., 2007. The foot and ankle in rheumatoid arthritis : a comprehensive guide. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. LENNON, S., RAMDHARRY, G. & VERHEYDEN, G., 2018. Physical management for neurological conditions. Amsterdam: Elsevier. MENZ, H.B., 2008. Foot problems in older people : assessment and management. Edinburgh ;: Churchill Livingstone. OUSEY, K. & MCINTOSH, C., 2008. Lower extremity wounds a problem-based learning approach. Chichester, West Sussex, England ;: John Wiley. SHAW, K.(. & CUMMINGS, M.H., 2012. Diabetes chronic complications. 3rd ed. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons. VEVES, A., GIURINI, J.M. & LOGERFO, F.W., 2006. The Diabetic Foot. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press. YATES, B. & MERRIMAN, L.M., 2009. Merriman's assessment of the lower limb. 3rd ed. Edinburgh ;: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. ZAMMITT, N., 2017. Essentials of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine. S.l: Elsevier. Journals: Arthritis and Rheumatology Diabetes Care Diabetes Digest Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research Journal of Neurology Journal of Neurological Rehabilitation Journal of Wound Care Podiatry Now The Diabetic Foot The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds

Transferrable Skills

-142b7 Communication skills - verbal and non-verbal, b7 Written/ IT skills b7 Interview techniques b7 Counselling skills b7 Skills of reflection b7 Independent learning and study b7 Group learning b7 Active and Problem-based learning.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 120.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Lectures (FT) 36.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 01 n/a 40.00 35% Exam - LO1
Course Work 01 n/a 60.00 35% LO2, LO3, LO4 Essay