The BSc (Hons) in Podiatry utilises a wide range of teaching methods to compliment students with different learning styles as well as creating an environment that is easy and enjoyable to learn in. The course aims to incorporate practical elements as much as possible and achieves a good balance between hands on experience and traditional academic involvement. The diverse range of education includes "traditional" didactic methods but the student is gradually encouraged to become more pro-active in their own learning

Students are exposed to formal lectures, tutorials and workshops, practical group work, peer assisted learning as well as directed reading, problem solving/problem based learning, interprofessional learning and of course practice education.

In the third and fourth years of the course a large emphasis is placed on individual research as students prepare and complete their own research dissertation. This is fundamental to the philosophy of the degree programme as we aim to produce independent, responsible practitioners that will mould Podiatry in the future.

Throughout the duration of the undergraduate course students are examined using a wide range of assessment techniques. Typical written exams, set assignments and oral presentations are mixed with reflective dialogues, mock interviews, interactive assignments, clinical practical exams and objective structured clinical examinations or OSCEs which are widely used in examining health science students. 

Podiatry Students on placement at Merlin Park Podiatry Clinic.