BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine

Undergraduate Brochure

Our mission statement is:  "To develop caring, patient-centric, highly skilled honours graduates who are knowledgeable, innovative, autonomous and competent practitioners who apply a scientific and evidence-based approach to podiatric medicine.” 

Programme Aims & Objectives

The B.Sc. (Hons.) Podiatric Medicine programme aims to:

  • Provide a comprehensive, excellent, academic and clinical teaching programme with integration of theory into the clinical practice setting.
  • To equip students with the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to meet national and international standards
  • Provide a range of clinical placement opportunities within the public and private sectors; offering over 1000 hours of high quality clinical placements.
  • Provide a student-centred supportive environment in which the students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes are developed.
  • Prepare students to anticipate, adapt, influence and respond to future changes in service delivery and encourage them to become future educators and leaders of the profession
  • Produce graduates who are reflective practitioners and have a strong ethos for continuous professional development and a firm commitment to life long learning.

The B.Sc. (Hons.) Podiatric Medicine programme is designed to educate and train those who wish to pursue a professional career in podiatry, as a health care professional, who specialises in the management of disease and disorder of the lower limb and foot. The Discipline is committed to providing a comprehensive education for podiatrists and the curriculum is based on best available evidence in relation to both theory and practice. 

The programme is outlined below:

Year 1

Podiatric Medicine 1

Podiatric Dermatology

Professional Development

Redefining Health & Wellbeing

Lower Limb Kinematics

Human Body Structure

Human Body Function

Gross Anatomy of the Lower Limb

Year 2 

Podiatric Medicine 2

Lower Extremity Wounds

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics

Microbiology

Endocrinology

Applied Pathophysiology

Evidence-based Practice

Health Promotion

Year 3 

Podiatric Medicine 3

Medicine & Surgery

Pharmacology in Health & Disease

Research Methods & Design

Biostatistics

Health Promotion in Podiatry

Podopaediatrics

Orthopaedics

 

Year 4

Podiatric Medicine 4

Research Dissertation

Skills for Practice

Working with Vulnerable Adults

Contemporary Practice

HIgh Risk Limb