Foot Health Practitioner
Level 4

 
Title of learning programme Foot Health Practitioner Programme
Programme level 4
Duration of learning programme 16 weeks x 10 hours
Total number of learning hours per programme 160 *

* Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

Characteristics of Living Organisms

2

Muscle Tissues and Muscle Groups

3

The Structure of Blood

4

The Integumentary System

5

The Lymphatic System

6

The Nervous System

7 Hunger and Sufficiency
8 The Endocrine System
9

External Respiration

10 Pathology
11 Start Your Own Business
12

Marketing Your Business

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Characteristics of Living Organisms.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Introduce the main Characteristics that define Living Organisms.

LO2 Explore the notion of Cells and Tissue.
LO3

Demonstrate the functions of Cellular Tissues.

LO4

Identify relationships in the Human Body.

LO5

Analyse the main Foot Movements.

LO6

List the functions and characteristics of the Skeletal System.

 

Module 2 Muscle Tissues and Muscle Groups.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Introduce the main muscle tissues.

LO2

Identify the main muscle groups.

LO3

Discuss tendons and retinaculae.

LO4 Investigate the treatment of pes plano-valgus.
LO5 Explore hallux abducto-valgus the condition and its aetiology.
 
Module 3 The Structure of Blood.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify blood as a connective tissue.

LO2

Discuss circulation of the blood/heart/blood vessels.

LO3

List the benefits of exercise and effects of non-exercise.

LO4

Evaluate pathogens fungi/viruses/bacteria.

LO5

Instruct on disinfections and sterilisation.

 

Module 4 The Integumentary System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify and discuss the integumentary system.

LO2

Discuss skin, nails, hair, and homeostasis.

LO3

Explore skin pathologies and diagnosis.

LO4

Define nail dystrophies and treatment.

LO5

Instruct on the use of Instruments and reduction techniques.

 

Module 5 The Lymphatic System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Evaluate the reticulo-endothelial system.

LO2

Identify lymphatics and homeostasis.

LO3

Explore specific and non-specific immunity.

LO4

Discuss nail dystrophies and treatment.

LO5

Explore further instruments and technique.

 

Module 6 The Nervous System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Introduce the nervous system.

LO2

Discuss dermatomes.

LO3

Discuss diagnosis and diagnostic techniques.

LO4

Explore further instructions on instruments.

 

Module 7 Hunger and Sufficiency.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore the gastrointestinal tract.

LO2

Identify the urinary system.

LO3

Explore homeostasis.

LO4

Explore communication with general practitioners and other medical officers.

 

Module 8 The Endocrine System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify the relationship between hormones and the endocrine system. 

LO2

Present a discussion on diabetes.

LO3

Explore foot care for diabetics.

LO4 Explore therapeutics and materia medica.
LO5 Investigate the use of Corticosteroids.
LO6 List some of the uses of padding.
 

Module 9 External Respiration.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Compare and contrast external and internal respiration.

LO2

Discuss the process of measuring blood pressure.

LO3

Explain some common skin disorders of the foot.

LO4

Explain some common sweating disorders.

 

Module 10 Pathology.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explain organ changes.

LO2

Discuss the factors causing hypertrophy and hyperplasia.

LO3

Present a discussion on neoplasm.

LO4

List the elements of nutrition.

 

Module 11 Start Your Own Business.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explain how to research the market.

LO2

Define the product or service.

LO3

Explore and develop a marketing strategy.

LO4

Explore the importance of the management and organisation.

LO5

Discuss the usefulness of financial information.

LO6

Demonstrate how to complete the business plan.

 

Module 12 Marketing Your Business.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify the importance of market research.

LO2

Identify the customer.

LO3

Explore the needs of the customer.

LO4

Discuss the different types of market research.

LO5

Discuss the usefulness of a SWOT analyses.

LO6

Explore how to develop a marketing plan.

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