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University of Huddersfield

Podiatry

UCAS Code: B985

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a Science, Sports Studies or Physical Education, General Studies is excluded. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

45 Level 3 credits, 30 at Distinction, to include 15 credits in Science or Psychology, and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit.

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

DDM

to include modules in Science.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications in the following subject areas: Science, Sports Studies or Physical Education, General Studies is excluded. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Podiatry

Podiatrists are allied healthcare professionals who assess and treat the lower limb and foot. On our Podiatry BSc(Hons) course you’ll have the opportunity to build the knowledge and hands-on skills you need whilst learning in specialist clinical facilities. We aim to give you the skills to improve the mobility and quality of life of your patients.

* You’ll have the opportunity to gain vital experience using our fully equipped on-site Podiatry Clinic, surgical theatre suite, biomechanics gait analysis equipment and orthotics laboratory.

* Clinical placements will be undertaken each year, where you can put what you’ve learnt to the test in the real world.

* The course helps to prepare you for working as part of a multidisciplinary team, as you’ll take part in interprofessional learning alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacy students.

* You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.

* You’ll have the opportunity to qualify with a certificate in local anaesthesia and prescription only medicines (POMs) annotation.

As a qualified podiatrist, you could work in a number of specialist areas with people of all ages including musculoskeletal podiatry, sports injuries, biomechanics and gait assessment, orthotics and nail surgery. Your work could include the management of foot health, routine care, specialist wound care and minor operative procedures. You could also contribute to the wellbeing of patients with diabetes, rheumatism, vascular or neurological disorders. Many podiatrists undertake further training to become a Podiatric Surgeon, Forensic Podiatrist or Advanced Podiatrist. Whilst others set up their own consultancies, so if you’re looking for a career in healthcare working independently and developing your entrepreneurial skills, then podiatry could be a good choice for you.

The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the Government's website (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year?) and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions (https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/).

Podiatry BSc(Hons) offered at the University of Huddersfield is very well respected amongst NHS employers as it consistently produces podiatrists with a great combination of academic, practical and customer care skills. The University enjoys strong partnerships working with many local NHS trusts to ensure that the course remains fit for purpose and graduates have access to relevant postgraduate study. The University’s onsite podiatry clinic provides students with the opportunity to develop skills which they can then refine when they undertake placement. Collaborative working between the University and local NHS trusts is beneficial for students as it enables them to learn in a current real world context. I feel the University of Huddersfield is an excellent choice for future podiatry students. ~ Jeremy Walker, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Placement provider

Professional links and accreditation:
This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (http://www.hcpc-uk.org/) and accredited by the College of Podiatry (https://cop.org.uk/). This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

Whilst studying this course you're currently not required to register as a member with the Health and Care Professions Council, however you must follow their standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

You'll be encouraged to join the College of Podiatry which is currently free. Although membership is not essential it may benefit you whilst studying the course.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Clinical Podiatry 1
Professional Development and Research 1
Medicine 1
Lower Limb Structure and Function
Podiatric Theory 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Clinical Podiatry 2
Introduction to Musculoskeletal Podiatry
Research 2
Medicine 2

Year 3
Core modules:
Clinical Podiatry 3
Research 3
Podiatry and the High Risk Patient
Principles of Contemporary Practice

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a range of methods throughout the course including coursework, practice-based assessment and exams.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£17,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the Government's website (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year?) and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions (https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

96%
high
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.

Podiatry

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

90%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
C

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.

Podiatry

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Health professionals
34%
Therapy professionals
1%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Podiatry

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

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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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