BSc (Hons) Podiatry

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A podiatrist will diagnose and treat a vast range of problems relating to the health and well being of the foot and the lower limb. A podiatrist must be able to recognise and diagnose a broad range of mobility and medical conditions that have a direct effect on foot health which includes: diabetes, arthritis, heart and blood disorders and disorders of the nervous system.

This course will equip you with all the skills that you will require to practice as a registered podiatrist in the NHS or private sector. You will study a range of modules each year and attend weekly placements in podiatry clinics where you will be involved in the treatment of podiatry patients. Clinical placements will beg…

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A podiatrist will diagnose and treat a vast range of problems relating to the health and well being of the foot and the lower limb. A podiatrist must be able to recognise and diagnose a broad range of mobility and medical conditions that have a direct effect on foot health which includes: diabetes, arthritis, heart and blood disorders and disorders of the nervous system.

This course will equip you with all the skills that you will require to practice as a registered podiatrist in the NHS or private sector. You will study a range of modules each year and attend weekly placements in podiatry clinics where you will be involved in the treatment of podiatry patients. Clinical placements will begin in the very first semester when, with the support of QMU podiatry staff, you will be directly involved in caring for patients. QMU staff and NHS clinical staff will work with you as a student during your four years of clinical placements, to prepare you for working.

In your honours year (Year Four), you will study additional modules relevant for practice and you will also be required to work for six weeks as a practising podiatrist - this is a great opportunity for future job applications and will enhance your CV. During Year Four, you will also carry out research group projects, a clinical practice audit and experience working
in clinical specialisms. In your optional modules you will study along side postgraduate students and this will provide you with a head start for your requirement for continuing professional development (CPD).

We have implemented an Interprofessional Education (IPE) focus within all of our UG healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision making skills; and role flexibility; and ability to learn from others.
Structure:You can opt to study for an honours degree over four years or an ordinary degree over three years. You will complete a range of modules, as outlined, each year.



  • The only UK podiatry course that offers four years clinical practice.

  • Year Four clinical practice provides unique NHS work experience as a Basic Grade Podiatrist.

  • This course is unique in the UK in that it gives you the choice to exit after three years with an Ordinary degree, when you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HPC) to practise as a registered podiatrist.

  • Both the QMU BSc (Hons) Podiatry and the BSc Podiatry are recognised internationally.


  • Placement: Placements take place each Year. See course text for more information.
    Professional Registration: You must register with the Health and Care Professions to Council to work as a podiatrist/ progress to Year Four.
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