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Podiatry

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including A2 grade B in Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology or Physical Education

in a relevant science / health subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Including 15 points at Higher Level, must include Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level and 4 points in Maths and English.

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

DDM

in a relevant science / health subject

UCAS Tariff

120

For entry to this course you will be assessed by a written test and interview

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Podiatry

Podiatrists study the structure and function of the whole body and specialise in the foot, ankle and lower limb.
On graduating, you’ll be a qualified healthcare professional making your own clinical decisions. You’ll be ready to work alone or as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of problems affecting the lower limb.

You’ll be taught about anatomy, physiology and pathology, and how the body reacts to illness and injury –with a special focus on feet and lower limb problems.
One of the distinctive features of this course is the vast amount of practical experience it gives you. Under supervision, you’ll start seeing patients after Christmas of your first year in our on-site Clinical Education Centre. You’ll also undertake clinical placements within National Health Service clinics across London and the east of England.

Modules

YEAR 1:
Applied Healthcare Science (core) Clinical Podiatry Practice 1 (core) Foundations to Practice (core) Human Body – Locomotor 1 (core) Human Gait Studies (core)
YEAR 2:
Applied Musculoskeletal Podiatry (core) Clinical Podiatry Practice 2 (core) Health Sciences and Pharmacology (core) Practice-based Learning 1 (core) Research Methods (core)
YEAR 3:
High Risk and Musculoskeletal practice (core) Clinical Podiatry Practice 3 (core) Practice-based Learning 2 (core) Process and Conduct of Research (core) Social Enterprise and Professional Practice (core)

Assessment methods

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays,
research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible.
The balance of coursework and exams in year two will depend on your optional choices.
In your third year, half of your assessment will be based on research coursework and a work
placement.

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
£13,740
per year
International
£13,740
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB)

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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.

64%
low
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

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

45%
Library resources
55%
IT resources
56%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
25%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
B
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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Health professionals
38%
Therapy professionals
2%
Natural and social science professionals

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.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

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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