Course Title: Assist with basic foot hygiene

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4367 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Assist with basic foot hygiene

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5363C

City Campus

TAFE

155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016

NURS5363C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2017,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email: veemita.kaul@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with basic foot hygiene under the direction of a podiatrist, including skin and nail care and applying dressings, padding and cushioning.
This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAHA006 Assist with basic foot hygiene

Elements:

1. Prepare for basic foot hygiene

2. Perform basic foot hygiene

3. Apply padding and cushioning as prescribed by the supervising podiatrist

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

5. Clean and store equipment

6. Document client information


Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes-

  1. Prepare for basic foot hygiene
  2. Perform basic foot hygiene
  3. Apply padding and cushioning as prescribed by the supervising podiatrist
  4. Comply with supervisory requirements
  5. Clean and store equipment
  6. Document client information


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations 
• written assessments
• Direct observation of actual work practice- Clinical Placement & Skills Checklist
• Work-based activities

Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
You will be required to attend clinical placement as a part of the assessment and qualification requirement for this program.