Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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SKU
SC-69
Discover the principles of medication use across the patient life span.

Develop skills in podiatric pharmacology and therapeutics and the Quality Use of Medications by the Podiatry Board of Australia registration standard.

$4,995.00

Key facts

Course category
Health and Medicine, Allied Health
Options
Option 1 Commences Monday 8 April 2024 Online (Live)
Duration
16 weeks
Group Bookings
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Prerequisite/s
Podiatrists registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia
Certification
Certificate of Achievement

Why this course?

Approved by The Podiatry Board of Australia, this course provides a qualification in podiatric therapeutics for the purpose of endorsement for scheduled medicines under Pathway B of the Board's Registration standard for endorsement for scheduled medicines.  

A 10% discount applies to the following groups of podiatrists. If you wish to obtain the discount code or discuss your eligibility, please contact Matthew Cotchett (m.cotchett@latrobe.edu.au):

  1. Grade 2 podiatrists (or above) who are employed by a public health organisation that have a contracted arrangement to supervise La Trobe University podiatry students. The organisation must have supervised at least one student/annum over the past two years.
  2. Podiatrists that are employed within the La Trobe University Health Sciences Clinic as a Clinical Supervisor of undergraduate students for the equivalent of 2 years (i.e., 4 semesters).

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

The course has been designed so that theoretical and practical curriculum are thoughtfully sequenced and scaffolded and incorporates principles of medication use for patients across the life span. Key pharmacological characteristics of drug classes and individual drugs are explored to optimise outcomes and minimise adverse events. You will acquire knowledge related to the Quality Use of Medications and the Podiatry Board of Australia Registration standard: Endorsement for scheduled medicines guidelines, including The National Podiatry Scheduled Medicines list.

The assessment for this course comprises:

  • Problem based case-study on the quality use of medicine (1000 words, 20%)
  • Multiple-choice exam (30%)
  • Five problem-based therapeutic case-studies (3500 words in total, 50%)

Please note that successful completion of this course does not mean that you can automatically prescribe or administer medications. To meet the requirements of Pathway B (Supervised practice pathway for registered practitioners) you must also provide evidence that you have successfully completed online case studies, supervised practice, and a portfolio of evidence as outlined in the Podiatry Board of Australia.

You’ll learn:

After completing this course, you will be able to  

  • Apply advanced practice podiatry knowledge and skills to conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment to inform and implement a management plan for a patient
  • Interpret and critique the legal, registration and guideline requirements for endorsed podiatrist prescribing
  • Understand the role of the health professional within the Quality Use Medications (QUM) guidelines
  • Describe the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, uses and contraindications of medicines available to endorsed podiatrists
  • Create and evaluate prescriptions of restricted medicines for a given patient with a foot pathology in the presence of local and/or systemic disease for specific populations (including pregnancy, paediatrics, sports medicine and gerontology)
  • Request, analyse and interpret diagnostic tests, associated with medical conditions, for the use of informing prescribing decisions
  • Interpret and critique the legal, registration and guideline requirements for endorsed podiatrist

Your study experience

This fully online, self-paced course is delivered over 16 weeks with weekly drop-in sessions available via Zoom to provide support and ongoing feedback, providing you the opportunity to continue your learning and professional development while juggling work, family and other commitments. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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I would like information about a short course. Who can assist me?  

Email: LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au 

Phone: 1300 135 045

Can payment of a course fee be made in instalments?

No, course fees need to be paid in full before you can commence the course.

I cannot pay by credit card. Are there other payment options available? 

To arrange payment by BPAY or EFT, please contact LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au 

I have paid the fee for a short course. When will I have access to the course?  

Access to courses is generally available two weeks in advance of the scheduled course start date, or as advised in the registration confirmation email.  Course materials are made available via our Learning Management System (LMS) for which you will be provided with your username and initial password.

I need to defer my registration. How do I go about this? 

Prior to your course commencing, you may request a deferral of your registration to the next available course date, by contacting executive_professional_education@latrobe.edu.au.  

I am getting an error when I try to log into my LMS account. Can you help? 

Please visit our Student IT Support contact us webpage if you require assistance.

I want to enrol multiple staff in a short course. How do I go about this? 

Contact LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au for assistance registering multiple staff.