Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders, many of which are caused by general health disorders. You will use comprehensive assessment and diagnostic skills to develop patient care pathways for conditions which impact on people's quality of life. You will work with children with gait abnormalities, people with high-risk conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis and people who need specialist footwear to accommodate foot deformities. You will also provide gait analysis and treatment for athletes with biomechanical problems or sports injuries. At Salford we have our own on-campus professionally equipped podiatry clinic and human movement laboratory where you will regularly put your learning into practice. The course has strong links to NHS clinics across the north west of England, enabling you to experience real working conditions during your extensive placements.
During your first year of study, you will learn the basic practical skills and knowledge to enable you to treat patients safely. Modules may include Intercollaborative Professional Practice and Integrated Life Science and Human Gait Studies. You will start your clinical practice within six weeks of starting the course within our own in-house clinic. Your second year will introduce you to abnormal gait, sports injuries and developmental problems in children. Modules in your second year may include Pathomechanics and Locomotion Therapies, Applied Clinical Medicine and Local Analgesia. During your third and final year on the programme, you will have the opportunity to undertake a longer placement within the field of podiatry in order to consolidate your learning. You will take modules such as Management and Leadership in Clinical Practice.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Three GCSEs at grade C or 4 (or above) required. Must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science. UK Equivalencies (such as Key Skills/ Functional Skills level 2 Numeracy/ Literacy) are accepted. Applicants with non UK qualifications will need to meet the minimum GCSE requirements with a satisfactory GCSE equivalent qualification.
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Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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