School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Health Sciences
UCAS Code: B985
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £15,400
- Exciting placements in evidence-based NHS clinics
- Learn from academics internationally renowned for their clinical expertise and research profile
- State-of-the-art, purpose-built clinical research facilities
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- Clinical placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders, many of which are caused by general health disorders. You will use comprehensive assessment and diagnostic skills to develop patient care pathways for conditions which impact on people's quality of life.
You will work with children with gait abnormalities, people with high-risk conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis and people who need specialist footwear to accommodate foot deformities. You will also provide gait analysis and treatment for athletes with biomechanical problems or sports injuries.
At Salford we have our own on-campus professionally equipped podiatry clinic and human movement laboratory where you will regularly put your learning into practice. The course has strong links to NHS clinics across the north west of England, enabling you to experience real working conditions during your extensive placements.
After graduating, you will be equipped to work in the NHS or to run your own private practice.
The NHS Constitution is at the heart of our recruitment and selection process for students applying to become health care professionals.
Our academics are all experts in the field of podiatry, two of which have recently gained national recognition for contribution to the profession. Find out more.
When you first arrive, you will learn the basic practical skills and knowledge to enable you to treat patients safely. You will also acquire the reflective, critical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills that are essential to professional practice.
You will start your clinical practice within six weeks of starting the course within our own in-house clinic. Your practice will develop, throughout your time with us, one day per week in NHS clinics and then during longer periods of work placements in your final year. The podiatry theory and practice taught within this modular course is designed to respond to and reflect the current health environment. It is current and evidenced based.
This module explores abnormal gait or "pathomechanics." You will learn to recognise, describe the clinical features and manage the major foot/lower limb types whilst applying the principles of gait analysis to the recognition of foot/lower limb abnormalities.
In practical sessions you will undertake a range of clinical examination techniques to enable you to cast, modify the cast, mould and machine an othotics. You will learn about materials, different casting methods and the suitability of footwear for orthoses.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.