Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program gives graduates an understanding of human anatomy, biomolecular science, pharmacology, dermatology, and clinical medicine and surgery. Podiatry is a specialised field of health care dealing with prevention, diagnosis and management of foot and related lower limb disorders. This course will enable students to analyse walking and running motion in order to correct foot and lower limb problems that can sometimes cause pain elsewhere in the body, such as the knees. They will learn about the design of orthotic devices that align feet and assist with walking difficulties, or assist with rehabilitation of sports injuries using physical therapy techniques. Once working in the field, graduates may also work alongside other health professionals to deliver the best overall care for a patient with chronic disease such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Employment opportunities for podiatry graduates are excellent.
This program includes study in the basic sciences which provides a basis for clinical units. Students undertake supervised clinical practice in the podiatry clinic on campus and other settings.
Standard entry requirements
A recognised bachelor degree in a medical science or health science-related field completed in the past 10 years that include subject areas of anatomy, chemistry, physiology, pathophysiology, disease processes and health-related statistics.
This course is accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council.* Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia, and membership of the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia. With additional postgraduate training, podiatrists can apply to the Podiatry Board of Australia and seek authorisation to prescribe scheduled medicines.
Students are awarded 1.5 years advanced standing which recognises their health/science related background. Because of the specialised nature of the program, advanced standing will be limited to 144 credit points of study on entry. Students may apply to transfer to a Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) at the end of their first semester. Entry to Honours will be competitive and will be based on Grade Point Average.
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Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students.