The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (podiatry)

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

Most graduate podiatrists will work in private practice, clinics or hospitals and see an interesting and wide range of patients with foot and leg problems often associated with other medical conditions. Many podiatrists develop expertise in a specific area of podiatry, such as the management of sporting injuries or podiatric biomechanics, treatment of the high-risk foot, the elderly or children's foot and leg problems. Podiatrists are independent practitioners with the right to perform minor foot surgery, refer patients for relevant investigative tests and to administer drugs necessary for the treatment of podiatric conditions.

Designed for

Graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in Podiatric Medicine


This course consists of a total of 24 units over three years with extended semesters to allow for necessary clinical experience. A variety of teaching methods will be used including lectures, tutorials, practicals and directed self-learning. Case-based and symptom-based learning will be used to emphasise patient focused practice. Clinical practice will start in first year and increase over the following two years. There will be opportunities for interested students to spend time in chosen areas of clinical practice in rural and remote areas of WA.


  • Podiatric medicine

Standard entry requirements

  • A bachelor degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
  • And the equivalent of a UWA grade point average of at least 5.0
  • And a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants
  • Or a Medical College Admission Test score of at least 123/123/123/123 for international applicants
  • Or completed a human biology, animal biology, physiology, pharmacology, genetics or microbiology unit at a tertiary level
  • And completed a chemistry or biological chemistry unit at a tertiary level.


Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council

Study pathways

No credit will be granted for previous undergraduate studies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Albany Centre Domestic: $45,426
International: $186,300
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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