PODI13010 - Sports in Podiatry Practice
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will provide the student with the advanced understanding of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and sports related injuries of the lower limb. Evidence based practice will be central to this theme. Students will investigate the best practice management techniques for common acute and chronic injuries including strapping, electrophysical agents, exercise prescription, training regimes, orthoses and footwear. Students will also develop understanding of the role of psychology in sport related patient management.

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-requisites: PODI12010 Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics.

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. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%
2. Practical Assessment 20%
3. 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 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 83% 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
Ensure there is a clear distinction between Sports in Podiatry and Clinical Biomechanics in the practical sessions. Student feedback Ensure there are practical sessions seperate for both courses through timetabling.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Select appropriate examination techniques required to determine a sports related injury.
  2. Interpret the aetiology, clinical presentation, and treatment strategies for common sports related injuries.
  3. Implement a safe and effective management plan, including self-management education for the sports injury patient.
  4. Work in partnership with other health care professionals and health care teams to effectively manage the patient with a sports injury in podiatric practice.
  5. Review literature from a range of sources relevant to the field of musculoskeletal and sports related injury and apply an evidence-based approach to podiatric practice.

Per NPC1321

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment  
3 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination

Prescribed Textbooks

Bruckner & Kahn's Clinical Sports Medicine
Author/s: Peter Brukner and Karim Khan Year: 2011
Edition: 4th Edition Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

You should be able to source this text at a lower cost through an online retailer.

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 CoordinatorLaura Hutchison (l.hutchison@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

Interdisciplinary teamwork, history taking, assessment and ethics in sports injury 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

Principles of injury prevention, rehabilitation and return to sport

Week 3 20-03-2017

Psychology in sport

Week 4 27-03-2017

Foot injuries in sport

Week 5 03-04-2017

Ankle injuries in sport

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

Leg injuries in sport

Presentation and Written Assessment Due Friday (21 Apr 17) 08:00 AM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Knee injuries in sport

Week 8 01-05-2017

Thigh and groin injuries in sport

Week 9 08-05-2017

Hip, buttock and low back injuries in sport

Week 10 15-05-2017

Footwear and orthoses

Week 11 22-05-2017

Conditions masquerading as sports injuries

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation and Written Assessment
Task Description

You will be required to give a 10 minute power point oral presentation regarding a podiatric related pathology which is commonly seen in sport. You will also need to compile your oral presentation into a correctly referenced written report (maximum two pages excluding references). The written report will be made available to all students in the unit as a learning resource. The aim of the assignment is to succinctly present the most relevant and current information regarding your topic. Specific areas to be covered and a list of pathology topic areas will be provided at the beginning of term.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017) 08:00 AM AEST
Presentations will be held in the tutorial and practical class times on Friday of week 6. Your written report is also due at this time and must be submitted via Moodle.
Return Date to Students Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria and a marking rubric will be made available to students at the beginning of term.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

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

1. Select appropriate examination techniques required to determine a sports related injury.

2. Interpret the aetiology, clinical presentation, and treatment strategies for common sports related injuries.

3. Implement a safe and effective management plan, including self-management education for the sports injury patient.

4. Work in partnership with other health care professionals and health care teams to effectively manage the patient with a sports injury in podiatric practice.

5. Review literature from a range of sources relevant to the field of musculoskeletal and sports related injury and apply an evidence-based approach to 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



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment is an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). There will be a number of OSCE stations each designed to assess your knowledge and practical skills acquired during this course. A mix of station types and competencies will be tested in this assessment. There will be a combination of written answer stations and observer assessed stations.

Assessment Due Date Week 11. Date and time to be advised.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 20%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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

1. Select appropriate examination techniques required to determine a sports related injury.

2. Interpret the aetiology, clinical presentation, and treatment strategies for common sports related injuries.

3. Implement a safe and effective management plan, including self-management education for the sports injury patient.

4. Work in partnership with other health care professionals and health care teams to effectively manage the patient with a sports injury 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. Select appropriate examination techniques required to determine a sports related injury.

2. Interpret the aetiology, clinical presentation, and treatment strategies for common sports related injuries.

3. Implement a safe and effective management plan, including self-management education for the sports injury patient.

4. Work in partnership with other health care professionals and health care teams to effectively manage the patient with a sports injury 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


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