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Chronic Conditions of the Foot

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Course overview

The Chronic Conditions of Foot Course (CHCCCS032) is a nationally accredited course that aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to provide information and advice in relation to foot health management.

The Chronic Conditions of the Foot Course (CHCCCS032) is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Support Project.

Course outline

The course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to recognise general foot conditions, determine foot care requirements, and prepare and use basic equipment and medications for those people not requiring services of a professional podiatrist in a range of residential and community service contexts. 

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students should have the ability to: 

  • Revise foot pathology, anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the link between chronic disease and the Foot 
  • Understand neurovascular assessment of the foot
  • Identify a range of common conditions that affect the feet
  • Perform a Seven Step Foot Screening assessment
  • Understand the principles and process of performing basic foot and nail care.
Entry Requirements

Entrants to the Chronic Conditions of the Foot Course (CHCCCS032) must provide evidence of a relevant professional role. Relevant roles would include: 

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Practitioners 
  • Registered Nurses 
  • Enrolled Nurses 
  • General Practitioners 
  • General Practice Registrars 
  • Allied Health Workers
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workers 
  • Podiatrists 
  • Others on application. 

Students must complete the Foundations of Chronic Disease Course prior to entry to this course.

Delivery
  • One day face to face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
Pre-reading

Students must complete the Foundations of Chronic Disease Course prior to attending this workshop.

Assessment

To achieve competency students must demonstrate successful completion of: 

  • Scenarios and oral questioning in the classroom
  • Workplace observed practice.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, workplace practice must be observed by a medical practitioner or practice nurse or appropriate relevant supervisor or peer that performs the identified workplace tasks as part of their role.

All workplace observed activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and infection control policies and procedure. All workplace observed activities must be completed in accordance with workplace policies and procedures of the facility where the activity is being conducted.

Value for organisations

Building a practical skill set for foot assessment that enables a healthcare practitioner to be competent and confident in chronic conditions of the foot basic care. 

What to expect

The workshop session will involve a presentation of content and practical activities where students will be performing group-based foot health assessments, monofilament and tuning fork tests to assess for neurological defects, and doppler ABI and toe pressure vascular assessments.

What we expect

Students enrolled in Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.

Key Information

1 Day
Workshop
$0 inc GST
per student
7 Locations
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10 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Available workshop locations

The Chronic Conditions of the Foot requires you to complete a one day face-to-face workshop. Students must complete the Foundations of Chronic Disease Course before booking a workshop date. The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to accessIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to apply. Happy learning! 

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane
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Rydges Port Macquarie
01 June 20248:45AM - 4:30PM
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24 July 20248:45AM - 4:30PM
NORTH LAKES QLD
Best Western Plus North Lakes Hotel
26 July 20248:45AM - 4:30PM
BUNDABERG QLD
Burnett Riverside Hotel
02 September 20248:45AM - 4:30PM
GLADSTONE CENTRAL QLD
Gladstone City Central
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Suitable Professions

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
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Registered Nurse
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Enrolled Nurse
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General Practitioner
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Allied Health Worker
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Practice Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many CPD hours will I achieve for completing this Program?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

12 months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the accessIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

How am I assessed for this program?

Third party reports can be completed in a simulated environment if it can not be performed in the workplace. This could include family, friends, colleagues however observed by a peer at the same level as you or above. Please read through the third party report before completing the activity to understand what the components of the task are before completing. You can also refer to your activity workbook for a refresher too.

Is foot care within my scope of practice?

Basic foot care differentiates depending on your qualification and scope of practice. Nail cutting is within the scope of practice for an RN. The workshop covers the theoretical components of basic foot care including nail cutting as well as providing knowledge, understanding and skills on performing a foot assessment confidently and competently.

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

What do I receive at the completion of the Program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Chronic Conditions of the Foot. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Who is providing funding for these programs?

The cost for your registration is being fully funded by the Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Support Project.

Will I use my own feet in the workshop?

As this is an interactive workshop, we hope all students will participate in simulated assessments using their own feet and assessing their peer’s feet too.