University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
We developed the UK's first degree in podiatry and are proud of our track record in teaching and research. Podiatrists are specialist health professionals who care for patients with foot and lower limb complaints, helping them to maintain their health and wellbeing through podiatric treatment, minor surgery, orthotics, exercise and education. Podiatry is a highly flexible, rewarding and varied profession. This accredited course offers internal placements at our own Leaf Hospital, enabling you to see patients from the first year. You will accumulate 1,000 hours of clinical practice, giving you essential experience of working with NHS patients and managing your own caseload before you qualify as a podiatrist. You will also undertake your own research. Studying podiatry at Brighton offers the opportunity to work in specialist disciplines, with optional modules, including diabetes care, musculoskeletal practice and rheumatology. As a graduate of the course you will be eligible for professional registration and be fully prepared to begin your career as a podiatrist.
This course covers the main areas of study necessary for professional practice: the clinical sciences, health psychology, medicine, pharmacology, surgery, orthopaedics and research methods. Although formal lectures are an integral part of the curriculum, you also learn through seminars, student presentations and interactive workshops. Assessment consists of essays, exams, practical reports and a portfolio of professional development. The course also maintains a core research element.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 27 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science or Health Studies, to include 45 credits at Level 3. Must include Level 3 units in Biology.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||Must include three subjects at Higher Level, one to be a science subject.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H4||Must include English and Biology.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English language and maths (minimum grade C or grade 4) or Functional Skills.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all four elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
This course is eligible for an NHS bursary. For details see: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund/new-student-funding
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