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This page contains more information about our Podiatry Clearing courses. Learn about what you’ll study and how we’ll prepare you for your future career.
Are you eager to make a profound impact on people’s health and well-being in a highly respected industry? Are you fascinated by the intricacies of foot anatomy and how feet function? Then a podiatry clearing degree is for you.
You’ll learn in state-of-the-art facilities and study under nationally recognised experts in the field. Our podiatry course in clearing is hands-on, with a focus on learning by doing. You’ll begin your clinical practice within six weeks of starting your course and log 1,000 hours of practical experience by the end of your studies.
You’ll also have the opportunity to hone your craft on placements in NHS podiatry clinics as well as longer placements in your final year. What’s more, you’ll be able to control your career by shaping your studies based on your clinical interests – including optional surgery modules and more.
Our podiatry degree is highly respected and has a proven track record for nurturing the next generation of podiatrists.
Our state-of-the-art podiatry facilities are custom designed for our podiatry course and offer real-world experience in a safe, controlled environment.
When studying a podiatry degree in clearing with us, you’ll have access to cutting-edge technology, used by professionals in the field. These include:
- Podiatry Clinic – Our podiatry clinic serves the local community, with facilities including an anatomy room, sports clinic, gait laboratory, orthoses suite and workshop, vascular clinic, and computer-aided design and manufacturing facilities.
- Human Performance Lab – Containing cutting-edge physiological, biomechanical and performance analysis equipment, our human performance lab features a 30-metre sprint track, force platforms, motion capture systems, and blood and gas analysis equipment.
- Salford Analysis Service – Our laboratory also hosts our gait analysis service which has recently benefited from a £1.5m renovation. It offers quantitative gait analysis to four NHS Trusts in Greater Manchester. The service also provides assessments to people with a variety of conditions including children with cerebral palsy and those living with neuromuscular disorders and orthopaedic disorders.
Podiatry Clearing Course
Our podiatry clearing course benefits from our incredible facilities and expert staff.
You’ll learn from experts in the field, in state-of-the-art facilities, developing both the practical and theoretical skills needed to support your career development.
BSc (Hons) Podiatry
Eager to step into podiatry? If you’re keen to make a genuine difference to people’s health and well-being, enrol on our BCS (Hons) Podiatry degree today.
As part of the programme, you’ll gain first-hand experience in our state-of-the-art podiatry clinic and Human Performance Lab, where you’ll have access to cutting-edge technology and real-world situations.
Learning from internationally renowned podiatrists, you’ll discover how to assess, diagnose, and treat foot and lower limb disorders. You’ll also develop the comprehensive diagnostic skills needed to develop patient care pathways for a variety of conditions.
You’ll also have the opportunity to hone your skills on exciting placements at NHS clinics in the northwest and beyond.
Starting with the basics, you’ll study the practical skills needed to treat patients safely and effectively. As you progress, you’ll also develop essential reflective, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.
What’s more, our staff work with pharmaceutical companies specialising in wound care and have links with numerous orthoses laboratories, meaning you’ll benefit from the latest evidence-based practice throughout your studies. Previous students have taken part in charitable placements to make a real difference to people’s lives. Our podiatrist students have supported the Urban Village Homeless Clinic and delivered foot care to vulnerable individuals.
Our podiatry degree favours a hands-on approach, and you’ll begin your clinical practice at our in-house clinic within six weeks of starting your studies. From there, you’ll progress to one day per week at an NHS clinic and longer placements in your final year, ensuring you’ll develop a broad range of skills.
What can I do with a podiatry degree?
Studying for a podiatry degree will enable you to pursue a rewarding career within the healthcare industry. You will help enhance people's quality of life and independence by helping them improve their mobility. Below is a list of jobs you can pursue after completing your degree:
- Senior podiatrist
- Clinic owner
- NHS clinical contact caseworker
How long is a podiatry degree?
At the University of Salford, our podiatry degree takes three years to complete.