ORTHOPAEDIC MEDICINE

SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code MMB326743
Module Leader Derek Santos
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

BSc Hons or equivalent Suitable Health qualification

Summary of Content

The module will cover a range of topics to enable the student to critically evaluate the Musculoskeletal/Orthopaedic assessment, work up and perioperative management of the patient undergoing podiatric surgery. The topics are divided into pathology, neoplasms and fractures, with a focus on medical topics applicable to the field of Musculoskeletal/Orthopaedic and where applicable, the effect of podiatric surgery on foot and lower limb function.

Syllabus

The aim of the module is to enable the student to critically evaluate the Musculoskeletal/Orthopaedic assessment, work up and perioperative management of the patient undergoing podiatric surgery. The syllabus is as follows: -360b7 Pathology -360 o Inflammation; infection; tissue viability and wound healing. o Systemic pathology and implications for surgery of the following o Cardiovascular system; haematology; respiratory system; central and peripheral nervous system; musculoskeletal system; endocrine system; metabolic disorders; and dermatological conditions relevant to podiatric practice. -360b7 Neoplasia -360 o Benign and malignant; assessment and diagnosis -360b7 Fractures -360 o Fractures and repair with reference to podiatric practice including surgical intervention. -360b7 Evaluating the effect of podiatric surgery on foot and lower limb function

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:1. Evaluate local and systemic pathology with particular regard to podiatric surgery.2. Identify pertinent medical issues relevant to podiatric surgical practice.3. Interpret outcomes of medical assessment to inform patient management.4. Evaluate the outcome of podiatric surgery on the musculoskeletal function of the foot and ankle.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered online using the virtual learning environment and will include: -360b7 60 hours of Asynchronous /synchronous lectures, tutorials and directed learning. 240 hours of Self-directed learning.

Indicative Reading

Kim Survarna S. 2019. Cardiac Pathology - A guide to current practice. 2 nd ed. Springer Kumar P., Clark M. 2017. Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine. 9 th ed. Elsevier Paschos N.K., Bently G. 2019. General Orthopaedic and Basic Science. Springer International Pokorski M. 2017. Respiratory System Disease. Springer Robertson D., Gordon E. 2004. Research Methods in Biomechanics. Champaign: Human Kinetics Whittle M.W. 2007. Gait analysis: an introduction. 4 th ed. London. Butterworth-Heinemann A range of subject related peer reviewed journals.

Transferrable Skills

Students will learn on the use of technologies to assist their remote learning. This will include using online communications systems like MS teams, Zoom, etc. as well as learning to work in groups online, and using a variety of other online programmes. Students will also be competent in writing search strategies, critical review skills as well as academic writing. Students will also develop presentations skills. The module content will also allow students to develop a transferrable knowledge base to the field of podiatric surgery/MSK.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (PT) 240.00
Lectures (PT) 12.00
Seminars (PT) 6.00
Directed Learning 42.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 50% 4000 Word Case Study.