SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMB323458
Module Leader John Veto
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

BSc Hons or equivalent Suitable Health qualification

Summary of Content

This module will enable the student to critically appreciate the clinical principles, philosophy and concepts which underpin clinically relevant medical conditions and associated pathological changes.


Pathology related to: Inflammation; infection; tissue viability and wound healing immunology; effects of cell and tissue damage. Microbiology related to: Pre-, peri- and post-operative microbiological considerations in surgical practice. Systemic pathology: Cardiovascular system; haematology; respiratory system; central and peripheral nervous system; musculoskeletal system; endocrine system; metabolic disorders; and dermatological conditions relevant to podiatric practice. Neoplasia: Benign and malignant; assessment and diagnosis Fractures: Fractures and repair with reference to podiatric practice including surgical intervention

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the postgraduate student should be able to:1. Critically evaluate local and systemic pathology with particular regard to podiatric surgery2. Critically appraise microbiological issues relevant to podiatric surgical practice3. Identify pertinent medical issues relevant to podiatric surgical practice4. Interpret outcomes of medical assessment to inform patient management5. Critique appropriate research articles to inform practice

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-360 This module is delivered on-line. This module will engage the student in the following types of learning experiences: -360b7 Directed independent learning -360b7 Group online discussion and debate b7 Information Gathering and assignment preparation b7 Dissemination of topic information b7 Formative assessment opportunities and guided tasks wioll allow students to identify learning strategies to meet their personal needs Having access to a computer with internet access is recommended and required to undertake this modules

Indicative Reading

Kumar, P and Clark, M. 2012, Clinical Medicine . 8th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders Porth, C M. 2013, Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states . 9th ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins -108 Woolf, N. 2000, Cell, Tissue and Disease: The basis of pathology . 3rd ed. W.B. Saunders. London Journals British Journal of Dermatology: Circulation: <> Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: Diabetes Care: <> Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: The Diabetic Foot:

Transferrable Skills

-360 This module will facilitate a wide range of transferrable skills, in particular: -360b7 An ability to demonstrate scientific writing skills at a level appropriate for publication including the effective use of the literature and the presentation and interpretation of data. b7 Critical evaluation of current research in the area of podiatric practice and be able to apply this in order to enhance clinical care. b7 Reflection upon research and its application in advanced professional practice. b7 The utilisation of IT in searching for current relevant literature

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 12.00
Seminars (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 4.00
Independent Learning (FT) 89.00
Assessment (FT) 25.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 100.00 50% 2500 word critical review of the literature.