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PgCert/PgDip/MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery


Course Description

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 course work, however, modules within the surgical route do require assessment by 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.

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+/ Podiatric Mechanics*/ Pharmacology for Podiatric Surgery*/ Medicine and Pathology*
30 credits: Diagnostic Imaging – Interpretive+/ Research Methods*/(30 credits)
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.

Visit the PgCert/PgDip/MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery page on the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Students registeredon this named award will be Podiatrists registered with the Health and CareProfessions Council (HCPC). However the individual modules are available to healthcare professionals with an interestin the area. Candidates should have the relevant Honours degree. Those witha professional diploma or unclassified degree should have at least two years professional experience and be able to demonstrate a portfolio of continued professional development.

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