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The Podiatry MSc is for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification. Read more
The Podiatry MSc is for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification.

The course helps you to develop your clinical and communication skills, and broaden your knowledge of podiatry and complementary specialties while earning a formal qualification.

A wide range of optional modules means you can create your own study programme to suit your professional or personal aspirations, and includes the opportunity to blend podiatry with related disciplines.

We are known for our flexible approaches to practice-based learning, with course durations and intensities that can be adapted to your individual needs and outside commitments.

The course is designed to fit around your existing practice hours. Week-long intensive study blocks allow attendance for students based in the UK, EU and internationally.

The University of Brighton developed and awarded the first degrees in podiatry in the UK and we have been recognised by podiatry's professional bodies for the standard of our teaching. You will have access to our excellent facilities including our own hospital, and Human Movement Laboratory.

Our expert lecturers are all active members of the SCP, ensuring that both the team and the curriculum stay up to date with podiatry policy and practice.

Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in practice.

Course structure

Students normally study three one-week modules each year, typically separated by eight to twelve weeks. You can choose all podiatry options or include interdisciplinary options which may require you to attend one day per week rather than the week-long study block structure of podiatry.

To be awarded the Podiatry MSc, you must successfully complete three compulsory modules, plus three options and a dissertation. Alternatively, you can study individual modules, being awarded a PGDip on completion of six modules, or a PGCert on completion of three specified modules.

The course is delivered in a variety of ways, typically via e-learning, lectures, seminars, simulation in our high-tech Human Movement Laboratory, and practice-based learning in our Leaf Hospital.

School of Health Sciences postgraduate education
This course is part of our School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme. The programme allows you to sign up for one module at a time and build your qualification as you go. It also gives you access to a range of interdisciplinary modules across a broad selection of health and social science subjects. Find out more:
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/Studying-here/Find-a-course/CPD-in-health-sciences/postgraduate-education/index.aspx

Syllabus

One Research Methods module selected from the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme.

Plus a minimum of two core podiatry modules from:

Anatomy for Podiatric Practice
Rheumatology and the Lower Limb
Analysis of Function
Diagnostic Imaging
Clinical Pharmacology
The Foot in Diabetes
Pathology and Microbiology
Off-loading the At-risk Foot
Foot and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Pathology and Clinical Biomechanics
Surgical Management of the Foot

Plus

Three further modules which may also come from the list above or other suitable modules in the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme

Plus

Dissertation.

Facilities

Leaf Hospital:

You will have access to the Leaf Hospital in Eastbourne, our own fully-staffed clinical facility, which offers a podiatry service and a private practice physiotherapy service. This gives you a further opportunity to gain practical experience treating patients throughout your degree.

The Leaf Hospital has two main clinics and three further consulting rooms, allowing up to 28 patients to be seen at any one time. Clinical practice is supported by a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including gait analysis, imaging and more.

You will benefit from use of the orthotics department, where you will produce high quality orthotics and insoles for patients as part of the practical element of your course.

On the first floor there is a fully equipped operating theatre for minor surgical procedures and a human anatomy lab where you will study prosection and take part in lower limb dissection.

Human Movement Laboratory:

The Human Movement Laboratory is used widely by our physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry students, and is also used for commercial consultancy.

In the lab you will use the latest technology to measure and assess all aspects of human movement, joints, muscles, soft tissue structure and nerves. The laboratory has equipment for conducting cardio-pulmonary investigations including Cosmed metabolic system and spirometry.

Careers and Employability

Masters-level education is an important component of advanced and specialist practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

Feedback from students who have completed this course shows that they have progressed their careers in management and education, to higher levels of study and clinical specialisation.

Completion of the Podiatry MSc will also prepare you for further study at MPhil and PhD level if you wish to continue pursuing an academic path.

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The Podiatry with Diabetes MSc is for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification. Read more
The Podiatry with Diabetes MSc is for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification.

The course helps you to develop your clinical and communication skills, and broaden your knowledge of podiatry and the diabetes specialty while earning a formal qualification.

A wide range of optional modules means you can create your own study programme to suit your professional or personal aspirations, and includes the opportunity to blend podiatry with related disciplines.

We are known for our flexible approaches to practice-based learning, with course durations and intensities that can be adapted to your individual needs and outside commitments.

The course is designed to fit around your existing practice hours. Week-long intensive study blocks allow attendance for students based in the UK, EU and internationally.

The University of Brighton developed and awarded the first degrees in podiatry in the UK and we have been recognised by podiatry's professional bodies for the standard of our teaching. You will have access to our excellent facilities including our own hospital, and Human Movement Laboratory.

Our expert lecturers are all active members of the SCP, ensuring that both the team and the curriculum stay up to date with podiatry policy and practice.

Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in practice.

Course structure

To be awarded the Podiatry with Diabetes MSc, you must successfully complete six modules and a dissertation. Alternatively, you can study individual modules, being awarded a PGDip on completion of six modules, or a PGCert on completion of three specified modules.

The course is delivered in a variety of ways, typically via e-learning, lectures, seminars, simulation in our high-tech Human Movement Laboratory, and practice-based learning in our Leaf Hospital.

School of Health Sciences postgraduate education:
This course is part of our School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme. The programme allows you to sign up for one module at a time and build your qualification as you go. It also gives you access to a range of interdisciplinary modules across a broad selection of health and social science subjects. Find out more:
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/Studying-here/Find-a-course/CPD-in-health-sciences/postgraduate-education/index.aspx

Syllabus

Modules:

One Research Methods module selected from the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme

Plus two mandatory modules:

• The foot in diabetes (HEM 34)
• Offloading the at risk foot (HEM38)

Plus a minimum of three modules selected from the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme

Plus a 60-credit dissertation.

Facilities

Leaf Hospital:

You will have access to the Leaf Hospital in Eastbourne, our own fully-staffed clinical facility, which offers a podiatry service and a private practice physiotherapy service. This gives you a further opportunity to gain practical experience treating patients throughout your degree.

The Leaf Hospital has two main clinics and three further consulting rooms, allowing up to 28 patients to be seen at any one time. Clinical practice is supported by a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including gait analysis, imaging and more.

You will benefit from use of the orthotics department, where you will produce high quality orthotics and insoles for patients as part of the practical element of your course.

On the first floor there is a fully equipped operating theatre for minor surgical procedures and a human anatomy lab where you will study prosection and take part in lower limb dissection.

Human Movement Laboratory:

The Human Movement Laboratory is used widely by our physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry students, and is also used for commercial consultancy.

In the lab you will use the latest technology to measure and assess all aspects of human movement, joints, muscles, soft tissue structure and nerves. The laboratory has equipment for conducting cardio-pulmonary investigations including Cosmed metabolic system and spirometry.

Careers and Employability

Masters-level education is an important component of advanced and specialist practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

Feedback from students who have completed this course shows that they have progressed their careers in their clinical specialisms, management, and education, to higher levels of study and clinical specialisation.

Completion of the Podiatry with Diabetes MSc will also prepare you for further study at MPhil and PhD level if you wish to continue pursuing an academic path.

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The Podiatry with Independent Prescribing MSc is for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification. Read more
The Podiatry with Independent Prescribing MSc is for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification.

A range of optional modules means you can create your own study programme to suit your professional or personal aspirations, and includes the opportunity to blend podiatry with related disciplines.

You will learn from expert lecturers who are all active members of the SCP. This ensures that both the team and the curriculum stay up to date with podiatry policy and practice.

The University of Brighton developed and awarded the first degrees in podiatry in the UK and we have been recognised by podiatry's professional bodies for the standard of our teaching. You will have access to our excellent facilities including our own hospital, and Human Movement Laboratory.

On graduation, you will be able to fulfil advanced professional and autonomous roles as a non-medical prescriber. You will be able to confidently select appropriate medications for patients based on relevant physical examination, assessment, history taking and diagnosis.

The course is approved by the College of Podiatry. An annual monitoring process is in place to ensure the course continues to meet the highest standards for professional training.

Course structure

Lectures will be kept to a minimum as we encourage student-centred learning by utilising action learning sets, online learning, tutorial group discussions, seminars, workshops, facilitated group work, role play, practical skills sessions and laboratory based work, enriched with key note lectures from subject specialists.

You will share your professional experiences with fellow students who are all qualified and experienced health professionals. This provides a multidisciplinary perspective to group discussions, lively debate and a collective learning experience.

In order to gain annotation as an independent prescriber, you must also complete a minimum of 90 hours of supervised practice within your clinical practise setting. This must be supervised by a designated medical practitioner (DMP) who you have identified and agreed with the course team.

We are known for our flexible approaches to practice-based learning, with course durations and intensities that can be adapted to your outside commitments. Several modules in the graduate programme, including one developed for this course, make extensive or even exclusive use of online resources as a teaching medium. However the specific approaches used will vary depending on the modules that you choose.

Syllabus

Completing prescribing modules will enable you to understand and apply the legal context relevant to independent prescribing as it applies to podiatry (including controlled drugs, mixing of medicines and use of unlicensed, and off label products).

Modules:

Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Prescribers
Health Assessment for Prescribing
Clinical and Professional Aspects of Prescribing
A research methods module from the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme
Two core modules from the following list and one further option module from this list or from the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme
A 60-credit dissertation

Options:

Advanced Clinical Skills Through Competency and Work-based Learning
Foot and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Pathology and Clinical Biomechanics
The Foot in Diabetes
Diagnostic Imaging
Pathology and Microbiology
Anatomy for Podiatric Practice
Surgical Management of the Foot
Clinical Pharmacology
Injection Therapy 1 – Lower Limb and Regional Anaesthesia
Off-loading the At-risk Foot
Rheumatology and the Lower Limb

Facilities

Leaf Hospital:

You will have access to the Leaf Hospital in Eastbourne, our own fully-staffed clinical facility, which offers a podiatry service and a private practice physiotherapy service. This gives you a further opportunity to gain practical experience treating patients throughout your degree.

The Leaf Hospital has two main clinics and three further consulting rooms, allowing up to 28 patients to be seen at any one time. Clinical practice is supported by a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including gait analysis, imaging and more.

You will benefit from use of the orthotics department, where you will produce high quality orthotics and insoles for patients as part of the practical element of your course.

On the first floor there is a fully equipped operating theatre for minor surgical procedures and a human anatomy lab where you will study prosection and take part in lower limb dissection.

Human Movement Laboratory:

The Human Movement Laboratory is used widely by our physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry students, and is also used for commercial consultancy.

In the lab you will use the latest technology to measure and assess all aspects of human movement, joints, muscles, soft tissue structure and nerves. The laboratory has equipment for conducting cardio-pulmonary investigations including Cosmed metabolic system and spirometry.

Careers and Employability

Masters-level education is an important component of advanced and specialist practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

Completion of the Podiatry with Independent Prescribing MSc will also prepare you for further study at MPhil and PhD level if you wish to continue pursuing an academic path.

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The Podiatry and Education MSc is for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification. Read more
The Podiatry and Education MSc is for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification.

The course helps you to develop your clinical and communication skills, and broaden your knowledge of podiatry and complementary education while earning a formal qualification.

We are known for our flexible approaches to practice-based learning, with course durations and intensities that can be adapted to your individual needs and outside commitments.

The course is designed to fit around your existing practice hours. Week-long intensive study blocks allow attendance for students based in the UK, EU and internationally.

The University of Brighton developed and awarded the first degrees in podiatry in the UK and we have been recognised by podiatry's professional bodies for the standard of our teaching. You will have access to our excellent facilities including our own hospital, and Human Movement Laboratory.

Our expert lecturers are all active members of the SCP, ensuring that both the team and the curriculum stay up to date with podiatry policy and practice.

Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in practice.

Course structure

To be awarded the Podiatry and Education MSc, you must successfully complete six modules and a dissertation. Alternatively, you can study individual modules, being awarded a PGDip on completion of six modules, or a PGCert on completion of three specified modules.

The course is delivered in a variety of ways, typically via e-learning, lectures, seminars, simulation in our high-tech Human Movement Laboratory, and practice-based learning in our Leaf Hospital.

School of Health Sciences postgraduate education:
This course is part of our School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme. The programme allows you to sign up for one module at a time and build your qualification as you go. It also gives you access to a range of interdisciplinary modules across a broad selection of health and social science subjects. Find out more:
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/Studying-here/Find-a-course/CPD-in-health-sciences/postgraduate-education/index.aspx

Syllabus

• Research Methods for Health Professionals

This module aims both to enable you to increase your critical understanding of published research findings, and to develop specific research skills in the preparation of research proposals, project design, methods of data collection, analysis and presentation.

You will discuss relevant ethical issues and sources of information, and review and practice appropriate methods of data manipulation and analysis.

Plus two modules from this list

• Anatomy for Podiatric Practice
• Rheumatology and the Lower Limb
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Clinical Pharmacology
• The Foot in Diabetes
• Pathology and Microbiology
• Off-loading the At-risk Foot
• Foot and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Pathology and Clinical Biomechanics
• Surgical Management of the Foot

Plus

• Principles of Practice-based Learning 1 and 2 (HEM26 and HEM27)
• Practice-based Learning in Action (HEM28)

Plus

• Dissertation

Facilities

Leaf Hospital:

You will have access to the Leaf Hospital in Eastbourne, our own fully-staffed clinical facility, which offers a podiatry service and a private practice physiotherapy service. This gives you a further opportunity to gain practical experience treating patients throughout your degree.

The Leaf Hospital has two main clinics and three further consulting rooms, allowing up to 28 patients to be seen at any one time. Clinical practice is supported by a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including gait analysis, imaging and more.

You will benefit from use of the orthotics department, where you will produce high quality orthotics and insoles for patients as part of the practical element of your course.

On the first floor there is a fully equipped operating theatre for minor surgical procedures and a human anatomy lab where you will study prosection and take part in lower limb dissection.

Human Movement Laboratory:

The Human Movement Laboratory is used widely by our physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry students, and is also used for commercial consultancy.

In the lab you will use the latest technology to measure and assess all aspects of human movement, joints, muscles, soft tissue structure and nerves. The laboratory has equipment for conducting cardio-pulmonary investigations including Cosmed metabolic system and spirometry.

Careers and Employability

Masters-level education is an important component of advanced and specialist practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

Feedback from students who have completed this course shows that they have progressed their careers in education and management, to higher levels of study and clinical specialisation.

Completion of the Podiatry and Education MSc will also prepare you for further study at MPhil and PhD level if you wish to continue pursuing an academic path.

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You will study the core areas necessary for professional practice. the clinical sciences, health psychology, medicine, pharmacology, surgery, orthopaedics, research methods and clinical practice. Read more
You will study the core areas necessary for professional practice: the clinical sciences, health psychology, medicine, pharmacology, surgery, orthopaedics, research methods and clinical practice.

This intensive programme runs over 45 weeks per year, for two years. Your time on the course will be balanced between campus-based study and clinical practice.

The course begins in September. Formal lectures are an integral part of the curriculum and you also learn through seminars, student presentations and interactive workshops, some of which will be shared with students on the undergraduate program. You will be assessed through essays, exams, practical reports, presentations and your professional development portfolio.

As a podiatry student you will also share some teaching with students on physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy courses, allowing you to exchange knowledge and expertise with students from other disciplines.

Your practical placements will be mainly at our own Leaf hospital and the local NHS trusts. Day placements for students are arranged with clinics and hospitals across the south-east England and London. There is also an opportunity for self-funded placement at the University of Malta.

Syllabus

Modules

Year 1:

Foundations of Podiatric Practice
Clinical Placement 1 (shared with undergraduate students)
Dermatology, Local Anaesthetics and Surgery
Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Foot and Lower Limb
Clinical Sciences
Health Psychology and Professional Practice
Clinical placement 2 (NHS)

Year 2:

Experiencing Research
Medicine and Pharmacology Applied to the At-risk Foot
Consolidation for Professional Practice: Governance, Health and Social Contexts
Clinical Placement 3
Clinical Placement 4 (NHS)

Facilities

Leaf Hospital:

You will have access to the Leaf Hospital in Eastbourne, our own fully-staffed clinical facility, which offers a podiatry service and a private practice physiotherapy service. This gives you a further opportunity to gain practical experience treating patients throughout your degree.

The Leaf Hospital has two main clinics and three further consulting rooms, allowing up to 28 patients to be seen at any one time. Clinical practice is supported by a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including gait analysis, imaging and more.

You will benefit from use of the orthotics department, where you will produce high quality orthotics and insoles for patients as part of the practical element of your course.

On the first floor there is a fully equipped operating theatre for minor surgical procedures and a human anatomy lab where you will study prosection and take part in lower limb dissection.

Human Movement Laboratory:

The Human Movement Laboratory is used widely by our physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry students, and is also used for commercial consultancy.

In the lab you will use the latest technology to measure and assess all aspects of human movement, joints, muscles, soft tissue structure and nerves. The laboratory has equipment for conducting cardio-pulmonary investigations including Cosmed metabolic system and spirometry.

Careers and Employability

Our graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects, typically securing roles in advanced practice, clinical teaching, research, education and training, and a variety of positions in the NHS and private sector.

They are working in the UK and worldwide in Europe and Canada, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Singapore.

Podiatrists engage with patient care in a wide range of practices from independent work in the community or private practice to multidisciplinary work in a hospital setting. The scope of podiatry practice varies from general foot care (nail, callus, corns) to musculoskeletal care (for example, tendinopathy, provision of insoles, orthoses and footwear), minor surgery (for example, toenail removal) and wound care (for exampe, diabetic foot ulcers).

With further study and extensive training, graduates can train to become a podiatric surgeon, who is allowed to perform the surgical treatment of the foot and its associated structures.

Graduates of this course are also equipped for further study at MPhil and PhD level.

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This flexible MSc course provides an opportunity for podiatrists to develop their own programme of study at master’s level when studying from their own home or work base. Read more

This flexible MSc course provides an opportunity for podiatrists to develop their own programme of study at master’s level when studying from their own home or work base. It does not lead to registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

This innovative course will allow you to choose from a range of modules to develop your own master’s qualification, or to customise the course content in response to modern day podiatry practice, keeping you up to date with the latest developments and improving your career prospects.

The course can be studied at a time most suitable for you, through a distance e-learning route with tutor support and no requirement to attend QMU.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Distance e-learning modules will be taught using QMU’s virtual learning environment which requires access to the internet at a time most suitable to you. The virtual learning environment will be used to deliver course content, group tutorial discussion, tutor support and course work assignment submissions. Your performance will be assessed by coursework assignments, however, some modules require an examination. Class sizes are usually less than 15 students.

Teaching Hours and Attendance

Course content will depend on the module size. Single modules worth 15 credits will run for a shorter time, usually 3 to 4 months, whereas double modules, which are worth 30 credits, will run for approximately 6 months. Double modules will begin in September and single modules can begin in either September or January.

Links with industry/professional bodies

The Pharmacology for Podiatrists module has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council for annotation on their professional register.

Modules

There are two routes to choose from:

Distance e-learning route

Compulsory Modules: Research Methods (30 credits)/ Research Project (60 credits) You should also study 90 credits from the following: Current Developments (30 credits)/ Tissue Viability (30 credits)/ The Ageing Foot (30 credits)/ Management of Diabetes and its Complications (30 credits)/ Evaluation of Diabetes and Developing Practice (15 credits)/ Digital Literacies (15 credits)/ Pharmacology for Podiatrists (15 credits)/ Developing Professional Practice Work-Based Learning (15, 30 or 45 credits) / Diabetes: Pathology, Physiology and it’s Complications (30 credits)/ Epidemiology (15 credits)/ Podiatry Mechanics (15 credits)/ Medicine and Pathology (15 credits)

Customised route with own topic selection

Compulsory Modules: Research Methods (30 credits)/ Research Project (60 credits)/ Current Developments (30 credits)/ Developing  Professional Practice Work Based Learning (45 credits)/ Digital Literacies (15 credits)

Careers

This course will help you incorporate your new-found skills and can contribute to continuing professional development. This course will also allow you to develop your own area of interest. An example of this has been a student who has developed an expertise in analysing the movement of the foot through the use of finite element modelling.

Quick Facts

  • The distance learning option means that this course can be studied anywhere in the world without the need to attend classes on campus. 
  • All year round access to tutor support enables the student to study at any time throughout the year. 
  • The course has flexible content which can be customised to suit the student’s own professional requirements.


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This course currently offers. Increased career opportunities by helping you to develop skills and knowledge in specialist areas of podiatric practice. Read more
This course currently offers:

• Increased career opportunities by helping you to develop skills and knowledge in specialist areas of podiatric practice.

• Reduced disruption to your clinic time, as attendance on campus is concentrated into study blocks

• A teaching team who are all practising clinicians within podiatric practice.

This course has been designed for podiatrists who wish to further their career by expanding their knowledge of the specialist areas within the profession. It provides the opportunity for you to focus on podiatric specialisms including Musculoskeletal, High-risk or Forensic Podiatry. It also provides the chance to update your clinical practice by utilising up-to-date research evidence, policy documents and a wide range of clinical experience, which may result in improved patient care.

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Is accessible to London and Eastern England. Is flexible with a wide range of optional modules taken alongside four core modules. Read more

About the programme

Is accessible to London and Eastern England
Is flexible with a wide range of optional modules taken alongside four core modules
Is podiatry specific concentrating on evidence in clinical practice
Provides Continuing Professional Development supporting the career progression of podiatrists
Is research based emphasizing critical evaluation of clinical practice
Gives access to state-of-the-art clinical focussed research facilities supported by staff with a wide range of specialist knowledge and expertise
Is self-directed allowing freedom to focus on specific areas of clinical practice relevant to the individual
Will encourage life-long learning

The MSc programme is structured on a semester basis and can be taken over a period of one to six years. The first semester of the academic year runs from September to January; the second semester from February to June. The dissertation is completed in the summer period (semester C).

All modules are at M Level and are awarded 30 M Level Credits. The taught component of each module lasts for 12 weeks. Each of the modules will entail the same amount of study (300 hours). This is divided between contact time at the University, directed study (pursuing learning objectives specifically associated with the module) and private study which includes reading and preparation of assignments. The allocation of the hours will vary between modules. The dissertation can be taken as a 30 credit (short) dissertation consisting of a piece of work relating to work based practice such as an audit, patient survey or service development or the dissertation can be taken as a 60 credit (long) dissertation involving an in-depth research project.

Tutorial support is available to you from personal development tutors, module leaders and project supervisors and there are additional resources available within the University to assist you with your study skills.

We are pleased to invite podiatry graduates to apply for an MSc scholarship funded through the Scholl Podiatric Research and Education Fund. This scholarship provides funding for the successful candidate to undertake the Master’s degree in Podiatry on a full time basis. The scholarship includes the payment of MSc fees and a small sabbatical fund to complete the research project. The project will investigate the podiatric needs of adolescent patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Applicants should hold a BSc (Hons) in podiatry (minimum 2.1).
Application closing date : 20th September 2014. For further information on this and other scholarship opportunities please e-mail: .

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This is a unique course, focusing on an increasingly sought-after aspect of podiatric care. We offer the only School of Podiatry in London, with superbly equipped teaching clinics and top-quality gait laboratories on its Stratford site. Read more
This is a unique course, focusing on an increasingly sought-after aspect of podiatric care. We offer the only School of Podiatry in London, with superbly equipped teaching clinics and top-quality gait laboratories on its Stratford site.

Scholarships are available to selected students meeting published criteria, offered through the Dr William M Scholl research and development Fund. These scholarships offer day-release study for those working for the NHS.

The subject area of Professional Health Sciences, in which this programme sits, made a large contribution to the figure of 86 per cent of our Allied Health research that was rated either ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent’ by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This makes us the top modern university in London for our area of research, and eighth in the country.

Course modules:
Foundations in Research (Core)
MSK Podiatry (Core)
Gait Balance and Posture (Core)
Clinical reasoning (Option)
Assessment in Podiatry (Option)
Dissertation (Core)

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This modular programme aims to provide an academic underpinning in preparation for podiatric surgery and/or advanced practice and conceptualises the podiatrist as a critical, problem solving, reflective clinical practitioner who is able to act autonomously in planning and implementing professional tasks. Read more
This modular programme aims to provide an academic underpinning in preparation for podiatric surgery and/or advanced practice and conceptualises the podiatrist as a critical, problem solving, reflective clinical practitioner who is able to act autonomously in planning and implementing professional tasks.

The programme utilises a wide variety of contemporary learning and teaching approaches which challenges the students to work independently as well as fostering an appreciation of the value of a team approach to care. These key generic skills are developed and utilised to promote the highest quality of practice and enable the students to use the best available evidence as well as widening their scope of practice.

The programme aims to produce a practitioner who is able to gather systematically, appraise, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, utilise the best available evidence for practice and disseminate this information to other colleagues and the broader healthcare community.

Professional Accreditation

This programme is approved by the College of Podiatry, London.

CPD Option

Individual modules are available to health and social care professions with an interest in the area. Most modules are available via Online study.

Employment Opportunities

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) confers eligibility to apply for practical pupillage under the mentorship of a podiatric surgeon. Also a role as an extended scope practitioner in an MSK practice setting.

Many of our graduates have found that this academic qualification and the graduate skills acquired during the programme have enhanced their employability and career progression in surgery and MSK practice within the UK and abroad.

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This innovative course will provide podiatrists with a theoretical underpinning of podiatric surgery and the opportunity to specialise in surgery. Read more

This innovative course will provide podiatrists with a theoretical underpinning of podiatric surgery and the opportunity to specialise in surgery.

Podiatric surgery has developed rapidly over the last 15 years as a post-registration professional development, and provides the podiatrist working within the NHS or in private practice with the opportunity to extend their scope of practice to include surgical management of foot and ankle pathologies. This course provides the podiatrist with the theoretical underpinning required to pursue this career route. The modular course is a collaborative initiative offered in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.

Teaching, learning and assessment

A range of student-centred learning methods including tutorials, seminars and experimental laboratory classes are utilised. Your performance will be assessed by a variety of methods including course work and examination. Class sizes are normally around 10-15.

Teaching hours and attendance

This course is delivered by attendance and by online learning. You will generally be required to attend QMU/ Glasgow Caledonian University a few days a week to participate in classes. You will also be required to carry out additional self directed independent work. Your exact attendance (days and hours) at QMU/ GCU will depend on which module you are studying. The part-time route allows you to space your studies out over a longer period of time to suit your needs.

Links with industry/professional bodies

The course is approved by the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCAP). On completion of the MSc you will be eligible to apply for a surgical training post. Surgical training posts are not part of the academic programme of study and are not arranged by either university.

Modules

15 credits: Anatomy for Surgical Practice+/ Principles of Diagnostic Investigations+ (online)/ Podiatric Mechanics* / Pharmacology for  Podiatric Surgery * (online)/ Medicine and Pathology (online)

30 credits: Diagnostic Imaging- Interpretive +(online)/ Research Methods* (online) If studying for an MSc, you will also complete a dissertation (60 credits).

* delivered by QMU

+ delivered by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)

Careers

This course will provide the theoretical underpinning for those students wishing a career in podiatric surgery.

Quick Facts

  • Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow. 
  • The course provides the theoretical underpinning required for surgical training. 
  • It also provides an academic programme for those podiatrists working or having ambitions to work in extended MSK (musculoskeletal) roles.


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This course currently offers. Teaching supported by the Northern Deanery of the Faculty of Surgeons. A multidisciplinary teaching team including consultant radiologists, radiographers and pharmacologists. Read more
This course currently offers:

• Teaching supported by the Northern Deanery of the Faculty of Surgeons.

• A multidisciplinary teaching team including consultant radiologists, radiographers and pharmacologists.

• The opportunity to gain Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) for Podiatrists registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

• Minimal disruption to your clinic time, as attendance on campus is required for just three one week blocks.

Podiatric surgeons undertake invasive surgery on the foot and ankle and manage a wide range of conditions surgically. This course offers qualified podiatrists the opportunity to expand and develop your knowledge and skills in this specialist area, equipping you with the competencies to start on the path to becoming a podiatric surgeon. The Surgical Faculty of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists was involved with the development of this course to ensure that our provision meets the current needs of the profession and its existing training programmes.

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The Master of Chiropractic is a rigorous postgradudate degree of Chiropractic Science. It prepares you for assuming the full diagnostic and clinical management responsibilities of a primary contact health practitioner. Read more

Overview

The Master of Chiropractic is a rigorous postgradudate degree of Chiropractic Science. It prepares you for assuming the full diagnostic and clinical management responsibilities of a primary contact health practitioner: students are required to participate in a year-long internship working in one of Macquarie University’s Chiropractic Clinics.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-chiropractic

Key benefits

- Includes a year-long internship at one of the University’s Chiropractic Clinics
- Ensures you are eligible for registration in both Australia and New Zealand: you can undertake additional examinations to practise in other countries
- Students learn how to run a practice, operate X-ray equipment and practice spinal manipulation
- In 1990, Macquarie became the first Australian university to offer accredited chiropractic degrees

Suitable for

Students who want to practise as professional chiropractors, either in Australia or overseas.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 3 year program
Bachelor degree in chiropractic science;
Bachelor degree in health or medical science majoring in anatomy and physiology.

- 2.5-3 year program
Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters (coursework), or Higher Degree Research in a health related discipline;
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience in a relevant area.

- 2 year program
MQ Bachelor of Chiropractic Science.

- Relevant disciplines
Health or Medical Science including Anatomy, Physiology, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pathology, Radiography.

- Relevant areas
Mainstream medical and allied health qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Australian Chiropractic accrediting agencies and is recognised internationally.

Career Opportunities
- chiropractic sports medicine
- consultancies in allied health areas
- health insurance assessment
- medico-legal advising
- occupational health and safety
- private practice
- rehabilitation
- research and teaching

Employers
The majority of chiropractors are self employed in private practice. Other opportunities include positions in teaching and research in health care related fields.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-chiropractic

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The MSc degree in Medical Ultrasound, a CASE accredited programme currently validated by Bournemouth University (but please see below), has been developed… Read more

MSc Medical Ultrasound - CASE accredited course

The MSc degree in Medical Ultrasound, a CASE accredited programme currently validated by Bournemouth University (but please see below), has been developed by the Centre for Ultrasound Studies (CUS) and the (AECC), to support professional development for healthcare professions including radiographers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, nurses, midwives and doctors to attain the generic skills and attitudes of continuing professional development, experiential learning and reflective practice, and to develop advanced clinical and practical skills in ultrasound practice.

Course Overview

• MSK Upper Limb Ultrasound
• MSK Lower Limb Ultrasound
• MSK Hip/Groin Ultrasound
• Gynaecology Ultrasound
• Obstetrics Ultrasound
• General Ultrasound
• Negotiated Ultrasound Skills (for example: Soft Tissue, Contrast Studies, Guided Injections)

Find out more over at the AECC website.

The units will be taught using a range of teaching and learning methods including:

• Workshops
• Practical skills classes
• Seminars
• Small group work
• Lectures

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This course is offered for nurses, midwives, podiatrists
and physiotherapists* wishing to become an independent prescriber.

On the course you will develop your clinical skills to meet the standards and competencies (academic and practical) required by the relevant regulatory body and the national Competency Framework for all Prescribers (2016) and the Medicines Optimisation Guidance (2015). The course is underpinned and promotes the values enshrined in the NHS Constitution, which include respect and dignity, compassion and working together for patients.

The course consists of two parts, depending on whether you are looking for standalone preparation for annotation (formal recognition) to the relevant register for independent prescribing, or an opportunity to, following annotation and a period of prescribing practice, complete a further module and be awarded a graduate or postgraduate certificate in prescribing.

Prescribers with an existing annotation for independent prescribing may also apply to undertake the graduate or postgraduate certificate, providing they can demonstrate that they have a minimum 40 level 7 credits.

*The Human Medicines Regulations (sections 214 and 215, 2012) identifies appropriate practitioners (the term that will be used throughout) who have the legal entitlement to become independent prescribers.

Course structure

The course comprises two parts, for students looking for annotation, and for practitioners who already have annotation and who are wishing to study for a graduate or postgraduate certificate. All applicants will be engaged in clinical practice that is relevant to their intended scope of prescribing practice.

Annotation

Annotation requires completing the following modules:

Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Prescribers (level 6) 10 credits
Health Assessment for Prescribing (level 6) 10 credits
Clinical and Professional Aspects of Prescribing (level 6) 20 credits or Clinical and Professional Aspects of Prescribing (level 7) 20 credits

Modules can be taken separately before applying to undertake annotation and completing the relevant level of module Clinical and Professional Aspects of Prescribing. All students must attend the induction day when undertaking the annotation process.

Graduate or postgraduate cert

Appropriate practitioners who have gained annotation to their professional registers, and after a period of prescribing practice, can undertake the additional 20-credit module, level 6 for the graduate certificate in Prescribing or level 7 for the postgraduate certificate in Prescribing.

Independent prescribing practitioners who have previously completed a 30-credit module are required to undertake an additional 10-credit APEL module as well as the final 20-credit module). This will give the required 60 credits to achieve the award of the certificate.

Already got annotation?

Prescribers with an existing annotation for independent prescribing may also apply to undertake the graduate or postgraduate certificate, providing they can demonstrate that they have a minimum 40 level 7 credits.

Already studying with us?

Students from the following cores can take prescribing modules as options.

• Advanced Practitioner (Health) MSc
• Nurse Practitioner BSc(Hons)
• Community Specialist Practice BSc (Hons)/MSc/PGDip
• Specialist Community Public Health Nursing BSc (Hons)/MSc/PGDip

Students on courses within the School of Health Sciences, who wish to access these modules, should contact your course leader for advice regarding suitability and eligibility.

Careers and Employability

Independent prescribing is an element of advanced practice and enhances clinical practice for all of the professions identified as appropriate practitioners.

It enables you to develop your autonomous practice and, often, leads to the development of innovative roles and service development. For many senior clinical roles it is identified as an essential component of the job requirement.

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