University of Huddersfield Podiatry
This course currently offers:
- Access to state-of-the-art facilities including our onsite multi-chaired clinic, surgical theatre suite and orthotics lab.
- Clinical placements in topics including diabetes, rheumatology, musculoskeletal care and surgery.
- Interprofessional learning, where you will learn alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nursing students.
- The opportunity to qualify with a certificate in local anaesthesia and a certificate in pharmacology.
Podiatrists are health professionals who are responsible for the care of the lower limb and foot. This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, assess, treat and manage conditions affecting the lower limb. You will examine specialist areas, including musculoskeletal podiatry, the development of foot health in children, sports injuries of the lower limb, biomechanics and gait assessment, orthotics and nail surgery, as well as problems related to diabetes, rheumatism and vascular disease. You will also have the opportunity to develop and practice your clinical skills on-site in our podiatry clinic and surgery suite, as well as through undertaking a variety of placements.
The course requires one of the following:
• BBB at A Level including a biological science, Sports Studies or Physical Education, General Studies is excluded.
• 300 UCAS points including a biological science, Sports Studies or Physical Education.
• DDM BTEC to include modules in biological science.
• An Access course including 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction to include biological science or Psychology and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit.
Plus: Maths and English GCSE at C or above (or equivalent).
• Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record.
• You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination.
• Candidates for whom English is not the first language are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 7.0 with no lower than 6.5 in any single component.
• You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course.
• If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying.
Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study on any NHS funded health course, as required by UCAS.