Podiatrists are allied healthcare professionals who assess and treat the lower limb and foot. They help to keep the population mobile and active, and prevent foot conditions from deteriorating. Podiatrists enable better health for the population and support people to be pain free, active and remain in work. On our Podiatry BSc(Hons) course you’ll have the opportunity to build the knowledge and hands-on skills you need whilst learning in specialist clinical facilities. We aim to give you the skills to improve the mobility and quality of life of your patients.
- You’ll have the opportunity to gain vital experience using our fully equipped on-site Podiatry Clinic, surgical theatre suite, biomechanics gait analysis equipment and orthotics laboratory.
- Clinical placements will be undertaken each year, where you can put what you’ve learnt to the test in the real world.
- The course helps to prepare you for working as part of a multidisciplinary team, as you’ll take part in interprofessional learning alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacy students.
- You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
- You’ll have the opportunity to qualify with a certificate in local anaesthesia and prescription only medicines (POMs) annotation.
Year 1 Core modules: Clinical Podiatry 1 Lower Limb Structure and Function Medicine 1 Podiatric Theory 1 Professional Development and Research 1 Year 2 Core modules: Clinical Podiatry 2 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Podiatry Medicine 2 Research 2 Year 3 Core modules: Clinical Podiatry 3 Podiatry and the High Risk Patient Principles of Contemporary Practice Research 3
You'll be assessed through a range of methods throughout the course including coursework, practice-based assessment and exams. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. * You need to demonstrate an understanding of the profession. * Applicants with significant experience working as a podiatry assistant, foot care assistant or foot health practitioner and who have completed an appropriately recognised course will be considered for interview. * Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. * You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. * You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/apl/ * If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/ NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund
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