This course enhances students’ existing knowledge and understanding of the practice of podiatry and the study of the lower limb in health and disease, particularly diabetes, rheumatology or clinical biomechanics, depending on the route taken. Students also examine inter-professional practice and work towards career development within the Health and Social Care settings and private practice. Practitioners are able to graduate whilst in full-time employment and the course enhances career prospects, especially in relation to diabetes, rheumatology or clinical biomechanics as appropriate. The course is fully integrated within the University's health and social science graduate program, and provides valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme. Typically delivered in one-week study blocks this approach allows attendance for students based in the UK, EU and internationally. Research is integrated with taught lectures and tutorials as well as seminars. Varied methods of assessment include assignments, case histories around student’s professional practice and written exams. A dissertation module linked to the students area of professional practice makes up the final research-based aspect of the course.
It is expected students will be within a professional setting for a minimum of 15 hours a week to help relating learning from the course to professional practice.
Applicants from outside the UK must have successfully completed an undergraduate podiatry programme at a level deemed to be equivalent to the UK BSc(Hons) Podiatry.