PODI13009 - Neurovascular Medicine in Podiatry Practice
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit the student will focus on the neurological and vascular disorders that have an impact on the lower extremity. Students will examine the clinical features, pathogenesis and significance of such disorders and develop an understanding of the psychosocial impact. The student will advance their skill and knowledge of diagnostic screening with the use of specialised tests specific to the lower limb including the Ankle Brachial Pressure Index and Toe Brachial Index. An evidence based approach to clinical examination will be central to this unit.

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: PODI12009 Clinical Podiatry Practice 1

AND

Corequisite: PODI13007 Clinical Podiatry Practice 2

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

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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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Examination 50%

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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Evaluation

Term 1 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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
Feedback on assessment Staff Self Reflection It is recognised that feedback during learning is the most powerful way to enhance students learning. Staff will be encouraged to be more timely and meaningful in the construction of feedback so that it remains still fresh in the student's mind, before the student moves on to subsequent tasks.
This course provided a comprehensive overview of neurovascular structures and pathologies in relation to podiatry and foot health. Lecturers supportive and assisted with any questions. Student Feedback Having teaching staff that are eager to expand their own subject knowledge and to support and mentor the students is very important and integral to the program.
At times this course appeared to be broken up into three different subjects which made it harder to understand than I believe it needed to be. Student Feedback This course needed to cover in greater detail review of the vascular and neurological anatomy of the lower limb studied at a introductory level in earlier years. It also needed to cover the theory specific to neurovascular pathophysiology and then relate this to the common clinical presentations seen in real life practice. It was broken into components to ensure a sequence of learning but based on this feedback for future years staff will look at other teaching and learning strategies to enhance the integration of topics covered to promote a more positive learning experience and to cater more for varying learning styles in students.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Assess the impact on the lower extremity for cardiac, respiratory and neurological conditions.
  2. Describe common arterial, venous, lymphatic and neurological disorders affecting the lower limb.
  3. Recognise the clinical signs in order to perform a comprehensive neurovascular assessment of the lower limb and be able to distinguish the need for referral.
  4. Interpret the results of Doppler ultrasound in relation to Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) and Toe Brachial Pressure Index (TBPI).
  5. Identify the management strategies for neurological and vascular disorders from a podiatric perspective.
  6. Facilitate education strategies including self management techniques to promote best possible care for patients with neurological and/or vascular disorders in clinical podiatry.
  7. Use best practice evidence to support clinical decision making in podiatric practice.

Per NPC1311

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination  

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 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination

Prescribed Textbooks

There are no prescribed textbooks

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Handbook of Lower Extremity Neurology
Author/s: Steven Mandel & Jeanean Willis Year: 2000
Edition: First Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Country: USA
Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb
Author/s: Edited by Ben Yates Year: 2012
Edition: Third Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Country: United Kingdom
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library.

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

Review of lower limb vascular system.

Pathophysiology of arterial, vascular occlusions, thrombi, atheroma, calcifications & aneurism.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Review of lower limb neurological system.

Overview of neurological disease affecting the lower limb.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Review of cranial nerves, specific (and important cranial centres) and the autonomic nervous system.

Pathophysiology of venous insufficiency, superficial and deep.

Week 4 27-03-2017

"What lies beneath?". Ulceration.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Anatomy of lymphatic system. Lymphatic disease.

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

Vascular assessment, history taking, presenting complaints, manual examination.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Vascular quantification, methods, reproducibility, clinical validity.

Week 8 01-05-2017

The basis for neurological examination, history taking, tests for sensory neuropathy for upper and lower motor neuron lesions.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Neurological quantification, light, touch/pressure, filaments, biothesiometer and other proprioceptive tests, hot-cold and sharp/blunt.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Examination and diagnosis of the neuropathic foot, charcot's neuropathy and its differential diagnosis.

Written Assessment Due Friday (19 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Management and interdisciplinary referral strategies, education strategies 1.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Management and interdisciplinary referral strategies, education strategies 2.

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Revision and exam preparation.

Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Students will be required to submit a written assessment in the form of a report. Students are to review the literature in order to establish the current knowledge of a particular topic/s specific to the field of neurovascular medicine in podiatry practice. Further details in relation to this assessment task will be provided during the term.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 50%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

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

1. Assess the impact on the lower extremity for cardiac, respiratory and neurological conditions.

2. Describe common arterial, venous, lymphatic and neurological disorders affecting the lower limb.

3. Recognise the clinical signs in order to perform a comprehensive neurovascular assessment of the lower limb and be able to distinguish the need for referral.

4. Interpret the results of Doppler ultrasound in relation to Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) and Toe Brachial Pressure Index (TBPI).

5. Identify the management strategies for neurological and vascular disorders from a podiatric perspective.

6. Facilitate education strategies including self management techniques to promote best possible care for patients with neurological and/or vascular disorders in clinical podiatry.

7. Use best practice evidence to support clinical decision making in podiatric practice.

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



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
Length 120 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Assess the impact on the lower extremity for cardiac, respiratory and neurological conditions.

2. Describe common arterial, venous, lymphatic and neurological disorders affecting the lower limb.

3. Recognise the clinical signs in order to perform a comprehensive neurovascular assessment of the lower limb and be able to distinguish the need for referral.

4. Interpret the results of Doppler ultrasound in relation to Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) and Toe Brachial Pressure Index (TBPI).

5. Identify the management strategies for neurological and vascular disorders from a podiatric perspective.

6. Facilitate education strategies including self management techniques to promote best possible care for patients with neurological and/or vascular disorders in clinical podiatry.

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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