Podiatry at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

Course summary

The Master of Podiatry is an undergraduate Master's course which provides an option to transfer to the BSc route at the end of Year Two. This four-year course will provide you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills that you will need to build your flexible and rewarding career as a podiatrist in the NHS or private sector. You will learn advanced practical skills on placement to allow you to develop your podiatric skills as you progress through the course. As a podiatrist you will be a healthcare professional who has been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists also work with their patients to prevent and correct deformity, keeping people mobile and active, and helping to relieve pain. Podiatrists work with people of all ages, and your patients will count on you to support and help them with a broad range of mobility and medical conditions of the foot and lower limb. These may include muscular and joint problems as well as broader health issues such as diabetes, blood disorders and disorders of the nervous system, which may also involve complex wound management. The Year One modules will include introductions to anatomy and physiology. You will also study pathophysiology and microbiology, as well as beginning to learn about lower limb and foot conditions. You will be prepared for clinical practice by developing your communication skills and exploring the professional requirements to allow you to become a podiatrist and to work as part of a team. This will involve you in developing key skills to allow you to begin your professional development journey as a podiatrist. In addition, to assist your transition into university level study there will be a focus on academic and research skills including essay writing and how to access information to support your learning. An early introduction to podiatry in the form of learning about clinical practice on placement provides the opportunity to allow you to integrate into the clinical environment. In Year Two you will undertake modules which explore human walking and musculoskeletal problems. You will continue to broaden your understanding of health and wellbeing and how to influence and facilitate behaviour change. Academic skills will be further developed by exploring how knowledge can be acquired, applied and integrated into practice. You will also learn more about medicine and pharmacology. You will continue to develop your practical skills through further supported clinical placement. Year Three modules are designed to enhance your critical thinking, research skills and further develop your knowledge of foot and ankle imaging modalities. You will be broadening your healthcare awareness and challenging your understanding of health education and promotion, as well as developing your key skills in working as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will be extending and strengthening your knowledge and skill in research. You will continue to link theory and practice during a range of clinical placement opportunities. Year Four will provide the opportunity to enhance, consolidate and reflect on your theoretical learning to date. You will continue to develop your skills in research, professional development, and current and advanced clinical skills enabling a smooth transition to working life. You will explore leadership skills and innovative practice to meet contemporary healthcare challenges in podiatry. You will complete your academic learning by undertaking appropriate and focused research activities. We aim for all our graduates to be confident in their own professional identity and have the additional skills that will allow you to work as an effective multidisciplinary team member. This is the reason why we have implemented an interprofessional working focus within all of our health care courses, including this one.

Modules

Year One •Podiatric Clinical Practice 1 •Becoming an Allied Health Professional •Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Microbiology •Developing Resilience of Self and Others for Professional Practice •Physiology •Finding Your Academic Voice Year Two •Podiatric Clinical Practice 2 •Mechanics of Normal and Pathological Gait •MSK •Orthopaedics •Behaviour Change •Developing a Spirit of Inquiry •Pharmacology for Podiatrists Year Three •Podiatric Clinical Practice 3 •Theoretical and Clinical Approaches to Multidisciplinary Team Working •Diagnostic Investigations for Podiatric Practice •Active Citizenship •Understanding and Appraising the Evidence for Practice •Medicine and Pathology Year Four •Podiatric Clinical Practice 4 •Advancing Clinical Practice •Tissue Viability •Applying Skills of Critical Enquiry •Leadership and Enterprise in Health Practice The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (April 2021) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2022. Please check provider's course webpages for updates.

Assessment method

You will learn in face-to-face and online lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. There is a mix of classroom and online learning. Outside timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue your own learning through self-study. You will be assessed by a variety of assessment methods (eg written and practical exams, written assignments, presentations) at the end of each module. Please see the course entry on our website for more information.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B985
Institution code:
Q25
Campus name:
Queen Margaret University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.0 and with no individual component less than 6.0.

QMU English Language Requirements

https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/english-language-requirements/


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland: full-time Rest of UK fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free. International fees for undergraduate courses within the School of Health Sciences are £15,500. The following courses however are £8,000 for international fee payers: BSc Food Science & Innovation, BSc Nutrition and BSc Public Health. Please note: there are some Health Sciences courses that are not open to international applications. Please check the individual course pages on the QMU website before applying.
Podiatry at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS