This subject will support students to develop advanced skills in clinical reasoning, through the application of knowledge gained during the podiatry course. Students will be provided with a range of complex case studies and one of these will focus specifically on Indigenous Australian health and wellbeing. The case studies will comprise client medical and social history, cultural context, clinical assessment findings and relevant diagnostic investigations, which students will evaluate to formulate a diagnosis and develop a rationale for a culturally responsive podiatry management plan. The series of complex cases will provide students with experience of short and longer term management planning, including: relevant communication strategies for any family, carers and other health practitioners; pharmaceutical considerations; and appropriate referrals to other health professionals. Students will further develop skills in justifying management plans with reference to their own clinical experience, course materials and professional and academic literature. Students will also be required to propose appropriate monitoring and assessment strategies for treatment planning and to reflect on their own professional practice and learning.
School of Community Health
Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine 4414PD
POD307 and POD308 and POD315 and POD405
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