Time: 14.2.-30.4.2020
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS cr
Number of study places: 40
Target group: All that are interested in this subject
Lecturer: Mrs Arja Kiviaho-Tiippana

Credited in degree:  Degree Programme in Bachelor of Health Care and Social Services, Podiatry
Enrolment by: 26.1.2020
Price: Free of charge

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.

Introduction:

On this online course you learn how to take care of your feet and notice which things threaten your foot health. Some diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and skin diseases make your feet vulnerable. When diabetics have foot problems, we evaluate if they have risk feet. For diabetics there is a high risk to have and amputation, but fortunately 50-75 % of amputations are preventable. Each step you take involves a complex network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Learning objectives:

Student should be able to

  • learn structure and function of the foot and good foot care habits
  • learn how to take care of your feet and notice which things threaten your foot health
  • understand that some diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and skin diseases make your feet vulnerable
  • understand diabetics foot problems, and the nessesity to annual screening and risk classification at least once per year

Content:

This course includes five 1 cr courses:

  • Anathomy and Physiology of the Foot 1 cr,
  • Healthy Feet, Daily Foot Care, 1 cr,
  • Good, proper shoes 1 cr,
  • Diabetic Foot, Rheumathoid Foot, Skin diseases and Foot, 1 cr
  • Risk Foot Examination, Treatment, and Off-Loading , 1 cr

 

1. Anathomy and Physiology of the Foot 1 cr

Objectives:

  • you know the bones, joints and ligaments of the foot
  • you know main muscles of the foot
  • you know the main function of the foot

Requirements:

  • you go familiar with the materials
  • you pass the test of anathomy
  • you answer to the guestions of anathomy

2. Healthy Feet, Daily Foot Care, 1 cr

Objectives:

  • you know the basics of healthy feet and prevention of main foot problems
  • you know the good tips for daily foot care and can give foot care adwises to people in different ages

Content:

  • Healthy feet, Daily foot care: checking, washing, cutting toe nails, exercising, creeming, proper shoes and socks

Requirements:

  • you have to write an essee task
  • you have to participate on discussion

3. Good Proper Shoes, 1 cr

Objectives:

  • you know the features of good proper shoes
  • you know basics of special shoes
  • you can give advice on people haw to bay good shoes and why it´s important

Requirements:

  • you have to write an essee task of your own shoe culture
  • you have to participate on discussion

4. Diabetic Foot, Rheumathoid Foot, Skin diseases and Foot, 1 cr

Objectives:

  • you know the ethiology of diabetic foot problems and how to prevent them
  • you know the ethiology of rheuatoid foot problems and how to prevent them
  • you know the basic skin diseases of the foot and their treatment

Requirements:

  • you have to go familiar with the materials
  • you have to pass the test of special groups foot problems
  • you have to participate on discussions

5. Risk Foot Examination, Treatment, and Off-Loading , 1 cr

Objectives:

  • you know the diabetic foot screening principles
  • you know the rheumatoid foot screening principles
  • you know the basic principles of treatment of risk foot
  • you know the off-loading possibilities with diabetic foot

Requirements:

  • you have to go familiar with the materials
  • you have to pass the test foot care sceening
  • you have to participate on discussions

Assessment: passed/failed

Transcript of records will be delivered by request
 – in paper form for those who have their home address in Finland
 – by email in PDF form for those who have their home address in some other country.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.