THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

Podiatry

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Upon completion of the BSc Podiatry course you will be equipped to establish and run your own clinical practice and will have a wide variety of work opportunities both in the UK and overseas.

You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic allowing you to put your skills into practice and gain valuable experience. We run busy clinics which include sports, paediatrics, at risk, orthopaedic, physical medicine, general and nail surgery. The course aims to develop your skills through clinical activity and rigorous academic content, this combination will help to transform you into the highest quality practitioner.

The course comprises theory and clinical studies modules. At the end of stage one you will undertake a local placement which is preceded by pre-clinical studies. During the second stage you will undertake orthopaedic and physical medicine clinics in-house as well as completing local and national placements. During the final stage you will have the opportunity to practice at several specialist clinics which include at risk, sports and paediatrics. You will be trained to undertake selected procedures under local anaesthesia. At the final stage of the course you will have the opportunity to attend to injuries at the London Marathon under the guidance of academic staff.

Stage one

You are taught to recognise the principles of normal structure and function in relationship to the human body.

Stage two

At stage two your course modules will focus on abnormal structure and function and the mechanisms of disease. Your clinical hours will increase during stage two.

Stage three

You will consolidate your knowledge at Stage three and will have the opportunity to undertake specialist activities both in theory and clinical practice. You will complete your dissertation during this stage.

If you were once a registered allied health professional but took a career break and are looking for more information about financial.

Programme description

Upon completion of the BSc Podiatry course you will be equipped to establish and run your own clinical practice and will have a wide variety of work opportunities both in the UK and overseas.

You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic allowing you to put your skills into practice and gain valuable experience. We run busy clinics which include sports, paediatrics, at risk, orthopaedic, physical medicine, general and nail surgery. The course aims to develop your skills through clinical activity and rigorous academic content, this combination will help to transform you into the highest quality practitioner.

The course comprises theory and clinical studies modules. At the end of stage one you will undertake a local placement which is preceded by pre-clinical studies. During the second stage you will undertake orthopaedic and physical medicine clinics in-house as well as completing local and national placements. During the final stage you will have the opportunity to practice at several specialist clinics which include at risk, sports and paediatrics. You will be trained to undertake selected procedures under local anaesthesia. At the final stage of the course you will have the opportunity to attend to injuries at the London Marathon under the guidance of academic staff.

Stage one

You are taught to recognise the principles of normal structure and function in relationship to the human body.

Stage two

At stage two your course modules will focus on abnormal structure and function and the mechanisms of disease. Your clinical hours will increase during stage two.

Stage three

You will consolidate your knowledge at Stage three and will have the opportunity to undertake specialist activities both in theory and clinical practice. You will complete your dissertation during this stage.

If you were once a registered allied health professional but took a career break and are looking for more information about financial.

Key Modules

Career Opportunities

An insight into the diverse range of job opportunities may be shown by where our staff team have worked:

  • National Health Service
  • podiatric surgical consultancies
  • multidisciplinary diabetic clinics (NHS)
  • orthopaedic triage (NHS)
  • podiatric day case surgery teams
  • private practice UK/overseas
  • sports medicine practice
  • teaching and research
  • industry
  • mechanical therapy laboratories
  • treating diabetes in European communities
  • treating leprosy patients in India
  • HMS Prisons
  • paediatric podiatry
  • forensic podiatry
Module & Subject
  • Clinical studies 1 (40 Credits)

    • Module code: POD1107P
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Functional Anatomy (20 Credits)

    • Module code: POD1101
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Pathology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: POD1102
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Physiology (30 Credits)

    • Module code: POD1103
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Research Methods 1 (10 Credits)

    • Module code: POD1104
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage2

  • Clinical Studies 2 (40 Credits)

    • Module code: POD2101P
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Podiatric Orthopaedics (20 Credits)

    • Module code: POD2104
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Pharmacology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: POD2103
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Podiatric Medicine (20 Credits)

    • Module code: POD2102
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Research Methods 2 (20 Credits)

    • Module code: POD2105
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage3

  • The Foot at Risk (20 Credits)

    • Module code: POD3107P
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Dissertation (40 Credits)

    • Module code: POD4101
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Sports and Paediatrics (10 Credits)

    • Module code: POD3102P
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Surgery and Orthopaedics (20 Credits)

    • Module code: POD3106
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Clinical Studies 3 (30 Credits)

    • Module code: POD3103P
    •  
    • Core module Y
Entry Requirements
  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BBC at A Level including level 3 Science or DDD at BTEC. You will also need to have completed some work or volunteering experience within the Podiatry Field. If you do not have this experience you may be asked to gain experience and, as evidence, provide a written reflective account which is to be signed by the facilitator.

    All offers are subject to Successful Occupational Health Screening and Satisfactory DBS (disclosure and barring service).

  •  Study at undergraduate level – minimum standard – IELTS6.0 (or equivalent
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 41-45 Months
Course Fee:  13000.00
Course Level:  UNDERGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK. Phone:+44 1604 735500
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER