06 Apr 2017
In October 2016 the Podiatry Board of Australia (the Board) hosted a forum for key stakeholders in Adelaide, themed on Changing the podiatry curriculum: a new pathway to safe prescribing.
The forum brought together a range of views and perspectives to start a discussion about changing the podiatry curriculum so that students will acquire the necessary competencies to safely prescribe scheduled medicines and be qualified for endorsement for scheduled medicines on graduation.
The forum complemented the Board’s recent consultation on a proposed revised registration standard for endorsement for scheduled medicines. If approved by Ministerial Council, the new standard will provide an additional pathway where future graduates of an accredited and approved program of study, that includes an appropriate period of clinically supervised practice, are qualified for endorsement for scheduled medicines.
A summary of the key themes that emerged from the discussion can be found in the Communiqué about the forum.