Lesley D. Robinson, DPM
This course is designed to prepare the first year student for uncomplicated patient encounters that involve eliciting a history and performing a routine physical examination.
- Historical background, evolution, ethics, and current role of podiatry in healthcare.
- Familiarize the student with medical terminology, language, and abbreviations commonly used in podiatric medicine.
- Recognize and relate the proper terminology for nail pathologies commonly seen in podiatric medicine.
- Review principles of charting that acknowledge current standards of utilization and review.
- Introduce the student to common podiatric pathologies and methods of examination based upon regional anatomy.
- Familiarize the student with basic knowledge of shoes to include proper names, anatomy, indications and usage.
- Introduce the student to the fundamentals of interviewing the patient, eliciting a history and performing a general examination.
- Demonstrate the preparedness of the first year student for basic patient contact by eliciting histories in a clinic setting.
This course will establish a basic understanding of podiatric medicine to the first year student and be a foundation upon which to build their career as a podiatric medical student.