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Podiatry

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

to include 1 science plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4 plus 2 Sciences at C/4 or Double Science at CC

ACCESS to Health Studies, ACCESS to Biomedical Science, ACCESS to Biological Science (Pass required overall) ACCESS to Chemistry and Biological Science ACCESS to Health Sciences SWAP – Successful completion (BBB) Other Access courses – successful completion

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

IB Diploma: 28 points (incl two Sciences)

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

including English plus 1 Science

Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

O2

Maths

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Applied Science, Biological Science, Biomedical Science preferred but Sports Science, Sports Therapy or Health based BTECs considered

Scottish HNC

Pass

Applied Science, Biological Science, Biomedical Science preferred but Sports Science, Sports Therapy considered.

Scottish HND

Pass

Biological Science, Biomedical Science preferred but Sports Science, Sports Therapy considered.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

to include 1 Science and English plus 2 sciences at National 5 at C

UCAS Tariff

96-102

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Podiatry

Patients who have problems with their feet or lower limbs need expert care and attention. Podiatrists are independent highly skilled professionals, able to both diagnose and treat problems affecting the feet and lower limbs.

We aim to develop creative, innovative and skilled podiatric practitioners with a communicative and caring attitude towards patients. You will gain practical experience in the clinical environment, observing and working alongside skilled and experienced and world-renowned researchers.

This course is approved by the UK College of Podiatry and the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

It is the only podiatry course in the UK to offer an HCPC-approved international academic exchange. This is with La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

YOUR CAREER

As well as working within the NHS, you could make a career in the private sector - from high street retailers to sports medicine centres or running your own business.

GCU graduates have also gone on to pursue research activities, entered the world of health-related commerce or further developed their skills to become podiatric surgeons.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1
Anatomy and Function, Introduction to Podiatric Pathology and Assessment Skills, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, Preparation for Professional Practice, Introduction to Podiatric Practice including a three week summer placement.

Year 2
Individuals, Teams and Communities, Medicine and Pathophysiology for Podiatrists, Methodology and Research for Effective Practice, Musculoskeletal Structure and Pathology, Podiatric Practice 2, Surgery and Medicines for Administration

Year 3
Evidence Based Musculoskeletal Injury and Rehabilitation, High Risk Foot and Limb, Podiatric Pharmacology and POM-S, Podiatric Practice 3, Understanding Professional Teams and Leadership

Year 4
Contemporary Podiatric Practice, Into Employment, Podiatric Practice 4, Honours Project

TEACHING METHODS

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Professional accreditation
This programme is approved by the UK College of Podiatry and the UK Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,250
per year
International
£12,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Podiatry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Complementary and alternative medicine

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
31%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anatomy, physiology & pathology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,182
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Therapy professionals
22%
Health professionals
2%
Administrative occupations: finance

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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