Course Overview

The course will provide a postgraduate learning experience that adopts problem solving, clinical reasoning and critical reflection in the analysis of podiatric practice and advancement of individual expertise. It will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own clinical and professional interests and to enhance their knowledge and capacity to critique current literature, adopt best-practice and develop, undertake and disseminate research pertinent to podiatric medicine. 

Applications and Selections

The process aims to provide both the applicant and the selection team with the details required to make an informed decision. It is for this reason that all suitable candidates undergo an interview (telephone or Skype interview). Furthermore applicants will be counselled as to the suitability of the programme in meeting their professional and educational needs and aspirations.

Who Teaches this Course

Prof Caroline McIntosh

Dr. Elaine Greaney

Dr. Claire McGilchrist

Ms. Amanda Walsh

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Admissions will normally be restricted to those who hold an honours degree, first or upper 2nd class or equivalent, in Podiatry/ Podiatric Medicine. Those with degrees in cognate medical/ science/ engineering disciplines may be eligible for entry. An interview is part of the process.

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

20

Closing Date

31 July 2018

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

PAC code

GYM18 (full-time)
GYM26 (part-time)

Course Outline

This is a 90 credit Masters programme, with 6 x 10 credit taught modules and a 30 credit research dissertation, taken over one (fulltime) or two (part-time) years.

There is an option to exit with a 60-credit Postgraduate Diploma.

The modules comprise: Musculoskeletal Conditions of Ankle and Foot; Inflammatory Arthropathies of the Foot & Ankle; Diabetic Foot Disease; Vascular Disease; Advanced Research Methods; and Venous Leg Ulcers or Advanced Wound Management.

 A blended learning strategy has been adopted, with a variety of instructional methods employed, all of which are appropriate for the intended learning outcomes. The distance learning is supported by use of a virtual learning environment (Blackboard®), with blogs being used to engage students and facilitate feedback from their teachers. Assessment is distributed across the programme, and within modules, with a range of modalities being used, including 3,000-word written assignments, blog entries, an OSCE, and a 12,000 word research dissertation. 

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The course will provide a postgraduate learning experience that adopts problem solving, clinical reasoning and critical reflection in the analysis of podiatric practice and advancement of individual expertise. It will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own clinical and professional interests and to enhance their knowledge and capacity to critique current literature, adopt best-practice and develop, undertake and disseminate research pertinent to podiatric medicine. 

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

Professor Caroline McIntosh
Head of Podiatric Medicine
T: +353 91 495 869
E: caroline.mcintosh@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/mscpodiatricmedicine