Explore Podiatry at Salford
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. Qualified podiatrists find employment in hospitals, GP clinics, in the community, or can set up in private practice. They can work alongside doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other professionals and are seen as a vital part of the health care team. The University has an on-site Podiatry Clinic and is a lead partner in the UK's first Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics. As a student, you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, placement opportunities and teaching staff who are experts in their fields.
Start your study journey
Register for our next Open Day to learn more about studying Podiatry and speak to the course team.
What Can We Offer You?
Our courses are accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council
Experience real world learning in the NHS
Put your learning in to practice in our Podiatry Clinic and Human Movement Laboratory
Our BSc (Hons) Podiatry course achieved a 100% overall student satisfaction rate in 2020 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data)
At postgraduate level, you will have the opportunity to develop a business case as an option in your final year
On the BSc, you will start your practice within six weeks of starting the course within our own in-house clinic
The Podiatry Clinic
Our podiatry clinic adds a cutting-edge to your training, as well as providing a valuable asset to the local community.
The clinic includes:
- Orthoses suite with workshops
- Computer aided design and manufacturing facilities
- Gait examination room
- Private cubicles
- Seminar rooms
- Gait laboratory
- Anatomy room
- Clinical skills rooms
The gait analysis service supports the care of children with cerebral palsy by enabling assessment of their gait to input to their care pathways. We also offer gait and human movement assessment related to amputees, neuromuscular disorders (such as stroke) and a range of orthopaedics disorders.
The equipment includes:
- 10 Qualisys OQUS motion analysis cameras
- Four AMTI force plates embedded into the floor
- Custom stairs that integrate with the force plates are available
- Visual 3D real-time analysis software
- Eight channel Noraxon Telemyo G2T wireless EMG system with associated foot switches and accelerometry
- Tekscan pressure system
Human Performance Lab
Our Human Performance Lab contains almost every type of physiological, performance analysis and biomechanical testing equipment, including a 30-metre sprint track with inbuilt force platforms, motion capture systems, blood and gas analysis equipment and speed guns. Take a 360 tour here.
Explore Life at Salford
From becoming an undergraduate student to on-campus accommodation, we've got you covered. Take a look at the information below to get a feel for all things Salford life.
Campus Life. Big City Buzz.
Study at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.
Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.
We know university life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too – and there are plenty of things to do outside of academia across our campuses.
From joining a club or society, to taking part in a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café: when you're not working on your next assignment or research project, you can be enjoying the perks of being on campus at the University of Salford.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people. We've got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted one of the best halls of residence in the UK.
Becoming an undergraduate student
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