Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTAHA008, 'Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assist with podiatry assessments

1.1 Provide podiatry assistance according to the instruction of treating podiatrist

1.2 Determine client assessment requirements from the treating podiatrist and podiatry treatment plan or records

1.3 Provide the physical environment required to meet assessments in a manner that is safe for the client and operators

1.4 Explain to the client the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the assessment activity

1.5 Determine the client’s understanding of the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the assessment activity

1.6 Assist podiatrist with assessment procedures, including handling equipment and recording data

1.7 Work with client and podiatrist to determine and plan any follow up requirements and dates

1.8 Identify and manage client adherence issues

2. Prepare for the delivery of podiatry exercise program or assessment procedure

2.1 Interpret client treatment plan prepared by supervising podiatrist and implement relevant exercise program or assessment procedure

2.2 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols

2.3 Gather necessary equipment

3. Deliver podiatry exercise or rehabilitation program

3.1 Explain to the client the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the exercise or rehabilitation program

3.2 Determine the client’s understanding of the purpose, rationale and requirements of the program

3.3 Assist client to follow instructions of the podiatrist, including those techniques used at home

3.4 Identify and note any difficulties the client experiences completing the exercise program

3.5 Provide feedback to the client

3.6 Identify and manage client adherence issues

3.7 Work with the client to establish any necessary action

3.8 Work with client to determine and plan any follow up requirements and dates

3.9 Recognise when client becomes distressed, in pain or communicates their desire to slow down, change activity or stop and follow stepping down procedures outlined in treatment plan or organisational guidelines

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

4.1 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority

4.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating podiatrist

4.3 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating podiatrist

4.4 Implement variations to the podiatry treatment according to the advice of the treating podiatrist

5. Clean and store equipment

5.1 Clean equipment according to manufacturer and organisation requirements

5.2 Store equipment according to manufacturer requirements and organisation protocols

5.3 Report equipment faults to appropriate person

6. Document client information

6.1 Use accepted protocols to document information in line with organisation requirements

6.2 Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems