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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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 providerProfessional 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

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 16,900per year

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A level : BBB

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.

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 2,700 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 39 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 215
    147 72%

    19th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    4.60 92%

    1st

    26

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