Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Most podiatrists work in general practice 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 prescribe drugs necessary for the treatment of podiatric conditions.
The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points.
- Integrated Clinical Sciences
- Podiatric Medicine
- Progression of Clinical Practice
- General Medicine and Pathology
- plus more
Standard entry requirements
- UWA Bachelor degree or equivalent with minimum GPA of at least 5.0
- And (i) a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants
- Or (ii) a Medical College Admission Test score of at least 8/8/8 prior to April 2015, or 123/123/123/123 after April 2015 for international applicants
- Or (iii) 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.
A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine graduate will be eligible to apply for registration as a podiatrist in all Australian states and territories, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
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