The University of Southampton
Courses

PODY3010 Complex Clinical Management

Module Overview

The Complex Clinical Management module provides final year students the opportunity to development their skills and knowledge of systemic medical and surgical conditions and the relationship with the lower limb. By integrating previous learning at level 4 and 5, students will explore complex cases and develop assessment, diagnostic and management strategies. Formulation of treatment planning and application will be grounded in contemporary critical analysis of the literature and applied as part of evidence based approach with measurable outcome criteria.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• Develop an understanding of the relationship between foot and ankle conditions and medical disorders and their management • Utilise prior knowledge and skills from other modules to underpin appropriate assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with systemic disease • Integrate research skills and critical analysis in to complex case management

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Distinguish between the common systemic diseases and their manifestations in the lower limb
  • Explain the processes involved in the assessment of patients that require surgical intervention
  • Examine the impact of medical and surgical management of pathologies manifesting in the lower limb
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critique the contemporary evidence for podiatric interventions
  • Appraise information gained from other modules to inform their clinical reasoning in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with systemic disease
  • Critically appraise the principles involved in both medical and surgical approaches to patient management (foot and ankle)
  • Design appropriate care pathways that place the patient at the centre of health care planning
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Integrate information from written and electronic sources
  • Critically appraise health and social care evidence
  • Assimilate evidence from a variety of sources related to health and social care research and present in an appropriate format

Syllabus

The topics embraced by this module include the following specialty areas: ? Diabetology ? Wound management ? Dermatology ? Peripheral Vascular Disease ? Rheumatology ? Neurology ? Paediatrics ? Podiatric Surgery ? Laboratory Investigations ? Critical Appraisal of Literature ? Integrating research skills into complex case management ? Autism package

Special Features

World renowned key note speakers provide contemporary research-led teaching and learning opportunities for the level 6 students. By the emphasis of specialist knowledge and application to clinical practice, student can begin to consider the pathways of development beyond qualification. As part of the module, a visit to Langer Orthotics laboratory is arranged. This allows a hands on approach to prescribing of orthotics and the manufacturing process and provides an essential ink with the level 5 Foot and Ankle Module The newly developed Faculty autism package is included as part of the module content.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The subject of applied podiatry and general medicine is vast therefore regular keynote lectures will serve to underpin and guide students’ learning. During the keynote sessions directed tasks, for example, complex case studies will be presented for students to reflect on during their independent study time. Student centred seminars/case conferencing sessions will provide the opportunity of discussing key issues from the directed case studies with the module leader

TypeHours
Lecture37
Wider reading or practice16
Preparation for scheduled sessions16
Follow-up work16
Completion of assessment task87.5
Practical classes and workshops3
Seminar6
Tutorial6
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

HELLIWELL, P, WOODBURN J, REDMOND A, TURNER D, & DAVYS (2007). The Foot and Ankle in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Comprehensive Guide. 

Additional useful links.

Williams A.& Nester C. (2010). Pocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot Orthoses. 

A wide range of books, articles and online learning resources are available to support the content of this module. Suggestions will be made session by session but students will be expected to select additional reading appropriate to their needs.. 

MATHIESON I & UPTON D (2008). A Podiatrists Guide to Using Research. 

Hicks, C (2009). Research Methods for Clinical Therapists: Applied project design and analysis. 

Longmore M et al (2007). Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. 

Staffing: Contact time 52 hours: Senior Lecturer 6 hours: Visiting Lecturers. 9 different staff members teach into this module.. 

Kumar,P. and Clark,M (2012). Clinical Medicine. 

Equipment: Fully equipped lecture facilities Anatomy TV or equivalent, Fully equipped skills lab.. 

Higgins C (2013). Understanding Laboratory Investigations for Nurses and Health Professionals. 

Additional useful links.

Anatomy TV: Interactive anatomy.

Foster A (2006). Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot. 

Greenhalgh T (2010). How to read a paper: The basics of evidence based medicine. 

Thomson P & Volpe R (2001). Introduction to Podopediatrics. 

Dauber R, Bristow I, Turner W (2002). Text Atlas of Podiatric Dermatology. 

Facilities: Lecture rooms-10 sessions Seminar rooms 2 sessions Skills lab -1 session Coach hire for trip to Langer orthotic labs. 

MENZ H (2008). Foot Problems in Older People: Assessment and Management. 

Ousey K & McIntosh C (2007). Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem Based Approach. 

Expected Student numbers: 35. 

McGlamry E et al (2012). McGlamry's Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (3000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Share this module Facebook Google+ Twitter Weibo

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×