MSc Podiatry/ MSc Podiatry by Distance e-Learning

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This flexible MSc course provides an opportunity for podiatrists to develop their own programme of study at MSc level when studying from their own home or work base.

This innovative course will allow students to choose from a range of modules to develop your own MSc, or to customise the course content in response to modern day podiatry practice, keeping you up to date with the latest developments and improving your career prospects.

The MSc Podiatry can be studied at a time most suitable for you, through a distance e-learning route with tutor support and no requirement to attend the University, or if preferred, can be studied through a mix of distance e-learning and block attendance at the …

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This flexible MSc course provides an opportunity for podiatrists to develop their own programme of study at MSc level when studying from their own home or work base.

This innovative course will allow students to choose from a range of modules to develop your own MSc, or to customise the course content in response to modern day podiatry practice, keeping you up to date with the latest developments and improving your career prospects.

The MSc Podiatry can be studied at a time most suitable for you, through a distance e-learning route with tutor support and no requirement to attend the University, or if preferred, can be studied through a mix of distance e-learning and block attendance at the University Campus.



EXIT AWARDS: MSc (180 credits) PgDip (120 credits) PgCert (60 credits)
The programme has a modular structure which means that study is broken down to blocks of either 15 credits (single module) or 30 credits (a double module).

Award of the MSc Podiatry requires successful completion of 180 credits of study

Learners can choose to cease study at 120 credits which on successful completion will receive the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip in Podiatry). At least one of the research modules and 30 credits from the list of core modules must be studies for the award of Postgraduate Diploma.

Learners can choose to cease study at 60 credits which on successful completion will receive the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Podiatry(PgCert in Podiatry). At least 30 credits of the PGCert study must be selected from one of the core modules. Refer to structure guide for PgCert study.

Learners can choose to study individual modules as an Associate Student, as part of continuing professional development. On successful completion of individual modules a transcript will be provided as evidence of academic credit.

Delivery: Distance learning. Blockattendance at QMU is also optional for
some modules.

Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules for CPD

Duration: Part-time: 3 - 7 years
Start date: September
Application deadline: The deadline for all overseas applicants who require a visa to study in the UK should apply no later than the 30th June 2013.
Teaching, learning and assessment: Distance e-learning modules will be taught using Queen Margaret University’s virtual learning environment which requires access to the internet at a time most suitable to you. The virtual learning environment will be used to deliver course content, group tutorial discussion, tutor support and course work assignment submissions. If you choose to study modules that require attendance, course content will be delivered through lecture presentations, seminars and tutorials. Your performance will be assessed by coursework assignments however some modules require an examination.
Teaching hours and attendance: Course content will depend on the module size. Single modules worth 15 credits will run for a shorter time, usually 3 to 4 months, whereas double modules which are worth 30 credits will run for approximately 6 months. Double modules will begin in September and single modules can begin in either September or January. Attendance at the University will be in accordance with the academic timetable.

Links with industry/professional bodies: The Pharmacology for Podiatrists module has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council for annotation on their professional register.

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