PODI13007 - Podiatry Clinical Practice 2
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will allow students to extend their skills and knowledge of biomechanics and begin to focus on the theory, prescription and construction of foot orthoses. In the clinical setting, students will have opportunity to focus on holistic case management. Students will assess, diagnose and manage a range of clients with a focus on cutaneous, musculoskeletal and biomechanical pathology. Students will present clinical cases and explain the underlying pathophysiology and their clinical reasoning with respect to assessment, diagnosis and management. As a matter of continuous development, students will be expected to be progress their professional skills including practice management, communication skills, and generic health professional skills.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: All year 2 podiatry course units; Co-requisite: PODI13008 Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
2. Presentation 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
4. Professional Practice Placement Pass/Fail

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Evaluation

Term 1 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 80% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The lecturer would not always answer my questions without consulting the course coordinator. Student Feedback Understandably dependent on the question asked it would not be unusual for teaching staff to consult the coordinator to ensure consistency of delivery of effective teaching and learning for students. However based on this feedback, opportunities for increased team communication means will be explored for future years.
I felt that there was not enough time to complete the orthotics casting assignment. Perhaps having an assignment at a later time after having learnt the cast manufacturing process would have been easier. Student Feedback Further consideration will be given to this assessment task which did involve a number of staged learning activities to reach completion of the task. On reflection this might be better achieved as a sequence of individual assessment tasks to ensure competencies have been met across the term.
This course was useful in providing a comprehensive overview of clinical podiatric concepts and the application of a broad range of podiatric knowledge into a clinical setting. Student Feedback Connecting theory with practice is often best facilitated through communication and reflection. Learning is promoted when knowledge is applied and integrated in the real-world context. All podiatry-related clinical courses therefore aim to bridge any theory-practice gap to ensure a positive learning experience for all students.
This course focuses on the common lower limb orthotic conditions in podiatry practice, introducing students to concepts that will be important not only here but later in the program. Staff Reflection This course requires a lot of 'learning through doing' and requires a consolidation of theoretical knowledge and manual skills so there is a lot to cover which does require additional practical input hours. Students will however gain a greater appreciation of the key skills associated with patient assessment and develop additional clinical skills including casting, cast modification, orthotic manufacture and fit.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours within a multidisciplinary team.
  2. Conduct and analyse a safe and thorough patient assessment.
  3. Implement evidence based, goal orientated management plans for foot related problems accounting for the physical, social and emotional impacts of the presenting case.
  4. Select and correctly apply a range of podiatric therapeutic and preventative interventions.
  5. Evaluate the neutral casted model of the foot.
  6. Create and/or modify a positive casted model of the foot dependant upon case and be able to justify accordingly.
  7. Manufacture a simple, an accommodative and a functional orthotic device according to patient case.

Per NPC1315

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment      
2 - Presentation      
3 - Online Quiz(zes)      
4 - Professional Practice Placement      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical and Written Assessment    
2 - Presentation      
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Professional Practice Placement

Prescribed Textbooks

There are no prescribed textbooks

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
The Functional Foot Orthosis
Author/s: Philps, J.W. Year: 1995
Edition: Second Edition Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Foot Orthoses and Other Forms of Conservative Foot Care
Author/s: Michaud, T.C. Year: 1997
Edition: Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
City: Philadelphia
Country: USA
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:

These books are classified as supplementary learning resources.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorKatrina Reynolds (katrina.reynolds@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Team approach to care. Partnerships and inter/multidisciplinary practice. Person and family centred care. Goal orientated management plans, patient empowerment and self-management.

Appropriate reading chapters and other resources relevant to each week will be discussed during term time and posted in Moodle.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Examine the role of orthoses in podiatry. Technology and methods of obtaining an impression. Casting techniques.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Theory and function of the generic/simple insole and accommodative orthotic; Laboratory Preparation: Part 1.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Theory and function of the customised functional orthotic; Laboratory Preparation: Part 2.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Principles and practice of orthotic manufacture: Part 1.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Principles and practice of orthotic manufacture: Part 2.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Principles and practice of orthotic manufacture: Part 3.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Case study scenarios examining indications/contra-indications for orthotics: Part 1.

Quiz 1 (weeks 2-7 inclusive) opens Friday Week 8, 6:00pm.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Case study scenarios examining indications/contra-indications for orthotics: Part 2.

Online Quiz(zes) Due Friday (12 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Orthotic dispensing and footwear considerations.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Orthotic ethics and social responsibilities.

Week 12 29-05-2017

The role of commercial orthotic laboratories.

Presentation Due AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Practical and Written Assessment Due AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Placement:

Clinical placement (96 hours total).

External clinical placement (40 hours total) at the end of term.

Students will be advised of related placement dates and locations during the term.

Clinical placement is compulsory requiring 100% attendance rate. Students must show evidence that they have met all the pre-clinical placement requirements prior to commencing placement. All students are required to wear during clinical placement the approved CQUniversity podiatry uniform and to project a professional image at all times. Please refer to the Podiatry Course Handbooks for further information related to placement.

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

This will be a practical and written assessment related to your clinical knowledge and skills in line with the Podiatry Competency Standards developed by the Australian & New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (2015). Formative feedback (where possible) will be provided to the student directly following the assessment.

Further detail for this assessment task will be made available via the course Moodle site during term.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week - Date & time to be advised.
Return Date to Students Results will be released with the finalisation of grades.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria will be made available via the Moodle course site during term.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 20/40 - this assessment has a must pass requirement in order for the student to progress to the next clinical course - PODI13011 Podiatry Clinical Practice 3.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

In person.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours within a multidisciplinary team.

2. Conduct and analyse a safe and thorough patient assessment.

3. Implement evidence based, goal orientated management plans for foot related problems accounting for the physical, social and emotional impacts of the presenting case.

4. Select and correctly apply a range of podiatric therapeutic and preventative interventions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Presentation

Assessment Title Presentation
Task Description

This assessment task will involve the student fabricating a simple insole, an accommodative device and a functional orthoses according to particular patient case scenarios. This will include (but is not limited to) the presentation of a plan that addresses the patient's needs and goals; discussion of the appropriate design, materials and components chosen for each device; and presentation of the impressions used for fabrication (where applicable). Further detail regarding this assessment task will be made available in the Moodle course site during Week 2 of term.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 - Date & time to be advised.
Return Date to Students Results will be released with the finalisation of grades.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria marking guide/rubric for this assessment task will be made available during Week 2 of term in the Moodle course site.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

In person.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Select and correctly apply a range of podiatric therapeutic and preventative interventions.

5. Evaluate the neutral casted model of the foot.

6. Create and/or modify a positive casted model of the foot dependant upon case and be able to justify accordingly.

7. Manufacture a simple, an accommodative and a functional orthotic device according to patient case.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

There will be one quiz in total allowing for only one attempt. Questions for the quiz are from content covered in the Weeks 2-7 (inclusive) preceding the quiz. The quiz will be made accessible on the course Moodle site by opening the 'Assessment' icon. The quiz will remain open for one week and is an individual task which must be completed within the given 1-hour time frame.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Quiz 1 will be open from Friday Week 8 at 6:00pm to Friday Week 9 at 11:45pm.
Return Date to Students The quiz will be marked electronically. Results will be accessible in Moodle through your MyCQU page.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Answers will either be correct or incorrect and tabulated by the Moodle online course system.

Submission Online

Must submit - you must submit this item to be eligble to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Select and correctly apply a range of podiatric therapeutic and preventative interventions.

5. Evaluate the neutral casted model of the foot.

6. Create and/or modify a positive casted model of the foot dependant upon case and be able to justify accordingly.

7. Manufacture a simple, an accommodative and a functional orthotic device according to patient case.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title Placement
Task Description

Clinical Placement (96 hours Total)

Clinical Placement Log Book: Pass/Fail Requirement.

External Clinical Placement (40 Hours Total)

Student and Clinical Supervisor Evaluation Forms & Related Documentation for External Placement: Mandatory Requirement.

Assessment Due Date Placement documents to be completed during both internal and external placement and submitted at the end of placement.
Return Date to Students Placement documents will be returned to the student once completed and marked by the course coordinator.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Whilst on placement, students must keep a log of all activities to ensure that the goals and terms of the practicum are being met.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass/Fail.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

In person.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours within a multidisciplinary team.

2. Conduct and analyse a safe and thorough patient assessment.

3. Implement evidence based, goal orientated management plans for foot related problems accounting for the physical, social and emotional impacts of the presenting case.

4. Select and correctly apply a range of podiatric therapeutic and preventative interventions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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