(Structured PhD) Podiatric Medicine

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences,
School of Health Sciences

Course overview

The discipline of podiatry is committed to conducting and disseminating high quality research to support and enhance the evidence-base for podiatry.

Applications are invited in the areas of Diabetic foot disease, tissue viability and lower extremity wounds, quantitative methodologies specifically clinical trials, interprofessional working in clinical practice.

Programmes available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)

Structured PhD (part-time, six years)

Areas of interest

  • Tissue viability/lower extremity wounds
  • Management of the at risk limb
  • Diabetic foot disease
  • Tissue stress
  • Foot and ankle biomechanics
  • Joint instability
  • Gait analysis
  • Orthoses therapy
  • Footwear
  • Evidence based practice
  • Interprofessional working in clinical practice

Contact Us

Dr. Caroline McIntosh
T   +353 91 495869
E:  caroline.mcintosh@nuigalway.ie
W: www.nuigalway.ie/podiatry

PAC code

Structured PhD,

Current project

The EverT (Effective Verrucae Treatment) trial is a pragmatic, randomised controlled trial funded by the Department of Health, UK, through its Health Technology Assessment Programme. Podiatry at NUI Galway is involved in this multi-centre study which is investigating the effectiveness of common interventions for verrucae.

A study that will investigate electric noise stimulation on sensory perception is due to commence following successful funding from the Health Research Board in collaboration with colleagues in Electronic Engineering and Informatics, and Medicine.

The development of an international e-learning learning resource for tissue viability and wound care.

Fees for this course

EU: €5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Non-EU: €14,750 p.a. 2018/19

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,910. p.a.